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Established July 20, 1856 







SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., JANUARY 4, 1913 




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2. No winds. 

3. No ferries. 

4. No saloons. 

5. Contract with Spring Valley Water Co. for abundance of water. 

6. All restricted property. 

7. Climate unexcelled. 

8. Transportation facilities unexcelled. 

9. Thirty minutes from San Francisco. 

10. One mile from frontage on the Southern Pacific Railroad 

11. No homesite less than 50 ft. frontage. 

12. Cheapest property on the Peninsula. 

13. State Highway. 

14. Bitumined boulevard, macadamed streets, cement sidewalks, stone curbs, 

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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 




Vol. LXXXV 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 4, 1913 



No. 1 



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Eggs that are shipped in the new Parcels Post will not 

be charged at omelette rates. 

A lot of wild boars in transit have escaped from the cars 

in Oregon. Send for German counts to hunt them out. 

George Perkins' idea of Santa Claus is doubtless one 

who uses a bull moose instead of a reindeer. 

Greece seems not to find the single-handed war-game 

very satisfying. The Turks won't fight at sea, and on land are 
a tough morsel. 

In serving out Life's turkey, Fate plays favorites as she 

fills each plate : a few get all the wings and breast, while necks 
are handed to all the rest. 

Colonel Roosevelt finds book reviewing a fine sedative, 

and he does it delightfully. There is nothing like a shelf of 
good books to help one forget troubles. 

Acceptance of a college professorship by Mr. Taft will 

be regarded in New Jersey as likely to be a plan for laying the 
wires for the presidential candidacy in 1916. 

It should be remembered that the women in San Fran- 
cisco who are fighting for a reduction in the price of eggs are 
not throwing eggs to enforce their arguments. 

Only one Wellesley girl out of three gets married, ac- 



cording to the record, and yet each year there are an increasing 
number of applicants for places in the college. 

There are to be no general receptions at the White 

House during the next administration. This will be a serious 
blow to the patriots eager to dress for their country. 

The policeman who broke his leg in trying to stop a 

runaway horse deserves a Carnegie medal and a brass monu- 
ment on Market street for attempting to stop something. 

It is rather singular that the advent of the Parcels Post 

was the first intimation that the express companies had that 
they are able to reduce their rates without becoming insolvent. 

It is reported that the banks are frowning upon loans 

on apartments which have kitchenettes. This is a very serious 
blow to those idealists who try to lead the simple life in an un- 
elastic apartment. 



It is said that Dr. Montessori, the originator of the Mon- 

tessori method, believes that this country will be one of the 
great fields for her system. Well, why not? Is any country 
quicker to adopt educational fads ? 

Long distance fame seems, to be an easy thing for some 

persons to win. A Seattle newspaper publishes at the top of the 
front page a large picture of a Pittsburgh (Pa.), girl who has 
denied that she is engaged to be married. 

We read that the actor who first introduced the banjo 

on the stage has died recently in London at the age of eighty- 
nine. Some heartless people may say that they would be more 
interested in the news if the actor had been the man who was 
the last to play the banjo on the stage. 

There was a plague of grasshoppers in Kansas this 

fall, but this generally ill wind blew no end - of good to the 
turkey growers of Ford County. The young turkeys were 
turned into the wheat field after harvest, and the grasshoppers 
made so good pasturage that the turkey crop was larger and 
finer than ever. 

Much attention has been directed to the new experi- 
ment which Detroit is making in the quest for the ideal road. 
Sixty miles of concrete pavement have stood hard wear, and 
it is held by advocates of this material that the heavy initial 
cost is more than made up by the long life of the road and the 
small cost of upkeep. 

"Parents are a great trial, and can only be raised with 

a great deal of patience," says the St. Louis Post-Despatch, 
which advises a child to "take into consideration the limitations 
of parents as parents, and not lead them too fast." This is in 
line with Punch's jibes at the over-assertiveness of children, 
though not quite so neat, 

A New York humorist makes use of parallel columns to 

show that the New York Press, in reviewing the drama, 
"Chains," recently, published the London Times' review of the 
play. Is this a modest acknowledgment that dramatic criticism 
in New York is not so well done as in London? It is a fact, 
whether acknowledged or not. 

Since 1900. 726.000 acres of tillable land in New York 

State have been withdrawn from cultivation, according to a pro- 
nouncement by the automobile trade league. The league makes 
this statement to emphasize the necessity of good roads to the 
farmer as well as the automobile user. Better highways will 
make the land profitable again by bringing the farmer closer 
to his market, is the argument. 

The fate of the steamer Florence shows the need of a 

more extensive life saving service on the desolate shores of 
Newfoundland. It also shows the need for freighters of a 
motor life boat capable of holding all the crew. Or a second 
lifeboat of special design could be towed by such a motor boat 
to provide additional accommodations. A score of lives could 
have been saved for $100 apiece. 



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COMMENT 

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Let Americans be thankful that 
A Federal Arm they have a federal arm of justice, 

Of Justice. a national judicial system, that 

stands the test. The federal courts 
vindicated themselves this week at Indianapolis when a jury re- 
turned verdicts of guilty against a large group of unionists — 
dis-unionists would be the more accurate word — charged with 
conspiracy and other lawlessness in connection with the long 
series of labor crimes that culminated in the Los Angeles Times 
dynamiting. Promptly thereafter Judge Anderson imposed sen- 
tences carefully calculated to fit the degree of guilt attaching 
under the verdict to each defendant of the thirty-eight con- 
victed out o^ forty indited and tried. Five, were practically 
released under suspension of sentence. Seven years' imprison- 
ment was the maximum penalty assessed, that judgment run- 
ning against Frank M. Ryan, head of the Ironworkers' Inter- 
national Union. 

The sentences will scarcely be attacked as too severe. In 
imposing them the court said that it was not the severity of 
punishment but its certainty that counted for the protection of 
society. Nor can there be much quarreling, even among violent 
partisans of the men punished, with the jury's verdict. It was 
in accordance with the evidence and the law. ' Plain cases had 
been made out, and the defendants had virtually nothing to 
offer in the way of defense. 

Now it is clear to the dispassionate mind that this was no 
trial of organized labor as such. The principle of unionism was 
not on trial at Indianapolis. Rather it was the lack of principle 
of men misusing organized labor. They had endeavored to 
create a reign of terror among employers and workers that 
would perpetuate themselves in autocratic power. The outrages 
began with the strike of the Ironworkers' Union; they ended 
with the arrest of the McNamaras, now in prison for the Los 
Angeles crime after pleas of guilty had been entered by both 
of them. And those pleas came only when the McNamaras and 
their lawyers found that no defense fund would avail to cor- 
rupt the Los Angeles jury — a jury in a State court — and that 
the prisoners were more likely to go quickly to the gallows. 
The evidence against them was conclusive. Efforts to bribe 
jurors on their behalf had resulted only in the confusion of the 
bribers and in the ultimate certainty of more convictions. And 
the government's case at Indianapolis was not less clear, al- 
though it had not the jurisdiction to try for the major crimes 
involved. Had it been possible under the law to proceed in the 
federal court for murder, the story from Indianapolis might 
have been greatly more tragic. 

It will be hereafter matter of regret to the honest and sincere 
union men of San Francisco that one whom they had been 
taught to respect as a leader proves now to have been so faith- 
less to their interests and to their common cause. Even now, 
with the appeals yet to be decided, there is little ground upon 
which the most devoted adherent and friend of Tveitmoe can 
base hope for or belief in him. He is convicted of deep and 
intimate participation in the plot, of association with the dyna- 
miters that was bold, defiant, lawless; it develops that even 
after the Los Angeles crime he wanted more "object lessons." 
Now Tveitmoe is well on his way to a six-year term in prison, 
and there are still pending against him graver charges in the 
State courts at Los Angeles, indictments that will not be dis- 
missed. 

In this wise ends the reign of terror that lasted for years and 
cost several score pijiyej; ;ft accomplished nothing but harm 



for the cause of unionism. That harm can be repaired only 
by ridding organized labor of all such men as Ryan, Hockin, 
Tveitmoe and Clancy, et al. They were in the movement for 
easy livings and for money, and for nothing else. They kept ■ 
their leadership by force, fraud and despicable politics. The 
country is well rid of them for a time. Unionism should be 
rid of them and their kind forever. 

Society has not avenged itself upon its assailants: it has 
merely invoked the law to protect it — and the law has re- 
sponded effectively. It will not be so easy hereafter for any 
set of lawless, selfish, unscrupulous men to find tools like the 
McNamaras. 

3B" 
To buy and sell foodstuffs of all 
Cost of Living Problem, kinds by weights — there is not a 
solution of the cost-of-living prob- 
lem, but a remedy for one of the evils that enter deeply and im- 
portantly into that problem. A movement to that end is mak- 
ing some little headway. It is securing the endorsement of the 
farmers' organizations, and it ought to have the support of- 
the consumer, individually and collectively. More than that, 
it is worthy of careful legislative attention, both in the 
cities and in the session of the State's lawmakers about to con- 
vene in Sacramento. 

There is no question that both producer and consumer are 
frequently worsted in dealing done on the basis of box, bunch, 
parcel or other unit aside from the pound. Box, roll, bundle, 
basket — these measures vary with localities and with dealers. 
Even the dozen of eggs is not a reliable unit, for the eggs are 
shrewdly graded as to size. The pound is the surer and safer 
measure, harder for the tricky dealer to beat, easier for the un- 
informed and careless purchaser to estimate. 

On course, on the weight basis there will be the moistening 
of vegetables to make them scale stronger, and there will be 
a great proportion of dirt in products that come unwashed from 
the soil, but those are devices that will not fool the housewife 
unless she wants to be deceived or does not care. 

Then there will be the crooked scales, but that is a matter not 
difficult to reach by local ordinance or State law. A few makers 
and users of such dishonest devices punished and published 
for their meanness, and there will be little of that form of 
cheating. 

The News Letter urges attention to this movement by the 
Supervisors, by the legislature and by local commercial and 
civic organizations. It is not the greatest question now before 
the public, but it affects every pocketbook in every community. 

It is our impression that St. Louis is perfectly willing 

to complete the free bridge if it is deprived of eleven of a 
dozen "approaches." 

Weather predictions are at least as reliable as political 

predictions. Some easy-going people with short memories 
believe in both. 

JET 

History of multimillion fortunes is that if the youth of 

the second generation can stand the pressure, common sense 
becomes permanent in the family. 

3B- 

On Broadway, New York, you can buy "Vermissely 

soup." The "melting pot" keeps on melting bravely. 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



State Aid to Revive 
The American 
Merchant Marine. 



The Panama Canal is rapidly ap- 
proaching completion. The daily 
and periodical press contain ac- 
counts of the numerous activities of 
foreign nations in the matter of pre- 
paration for handling traffic through that canal. The American 
merchant marine remains in its customary moribund condition. 
Not a sign of returning animation is as yet visible. Congress 
has, for it, displayed an unusual interest in the matter. In 
place of offering nothing, it has offered a stone. We are told 
we can go and buy ships abroad and then place them under the 
American flag. Not a man takes a bite at the stone. Every 
one knows that such a ship could not be operated in competition 
with the foreigner, even in voyages where both had to use the 
canal, much less in the Pacific Oriental trade, where neither 
would have to do so; The stone is much too hard for any one 
to risk breaking his teeth upon. Now that it has become ap- 
parent that this stone is the best offer that can be obtained from 
Congress, it is more than ever manifest that if Old Glory is 
again to be seen in the ports and on the oceans of the world, the 
ways and means must be provided by those States of the 
Union whose interests are sufficiently at stake to warrant their 
doing so. The inland States, who do not participate in most of 
the benefits of an American merchant marine, and whose votes 
have hitherto prevented its revival, may be left out of the ques- 
tion, and it is to the maritime States that relief must be looked 
for, as it is to them that the matter is of paramount importance 
and of the most highly remunerative nature. As things stand 
at present, we are spending some $400,000,000 in constructing 
the canal, and we have not got a ship to use it in our foreign 
trade, and will not have so far as anything Congress will do 
for us goes. Are we still to go on paying our $200,000,000 a 
year to foreign nations in freight for carrying our merchandise, 
and have them lend us back our own money at a high rate of 
interest, for that two hundred million dollars cuts no figure in 
the balance of trade ? Are we to go on letting it seem that we 
cannot afford to maintain a merchant marine as every nation 
does that has got one ? Are we building that Panama Canal 
for everybody but ourselves? Are we to continue to be the 
nation with a coast line greater and harbor grander than any 
other in the world, and yet have our goods carried in every and 
any ship but our own, and our flag a Fourth of July and death 
emblem only? Let us shake off the paralyzing idea which has 
possessed and obsessed so many of us that no help can come 
but from Washington, D. C. Let our maritime States set to 
work in earnest, and in a comparatively few years we can have 
the Stars and Stripes as familiar the world over as the Union 
Jack, the Tricolor, or the German or Scandinavian colors. We 
can cease paying that yearly tribute of $200,000,000 for freight. 
Our ports and docks and harbors, which we are now improving 
at an outlay of scores, if not hundreds of millions of dollars, 
will be availed of by our own home built ships instead of 
by those of all other nations as now. Are we to go on building, 
as Kipling sings of the British in India : 



Take a comparatively small country like Japan, with a popu- 
lation less than half of ours, and see what we could do by fur- 
nishing the same amount of means it does. Japan provides 
six and a half million dollars a year to support its shipping in- 
terest. Now with that amount of money we could enable the 
building of one hundred 10,000 ton ships, to be financed in our 
ports and operated from them in competition with the foreigner. 
Let that six and one-half million dollars be provided propor- 
tionately among the various maritime States of the Union by 
their respective taxation. Suppose, for instance, California 
were to raise half a million dollars annually — with it the build- 
ing of eight 10,000 ton ships in her ports could be financed. 

A 10,000 ton (gross) ship can be built in a California port 
for $1,000,000; on the Clyde, the cost would be $500,000. State 
aid to the extent of five per cent per annum on the difference 
would be $25,000 per ship, or $200,000 for the eight. The dif- 
ference in cost of operating such a ship with cheap foreign, 
coolie or Lascar labor, and American white seamen, is reliably 
estimated at 3V2 per cent per annum of the cost of the ship, or 
$35,000 a year, which, added to the $25,000 above mentioned, 
would make $60,000 a year for each ship, or $480,000 for the 
fleet of eight — somewhat less than the half million dollars 
provided — the $20,000 would be applicable to the necessary 
expense to be incurred in seeing that the money was properly 
disbursed. Of course, all ships receiving State aid would be 
under obligations to trade directly out and home between the 
State ports and some foreign port or ports, or they would not 
be entitled to the proposed assistance. Those eight ships could 
make four round trips to Europe through the Panama Canal 
each year, carrying out and home 640,000 tons, which would 
be a long way towards supplying California with what it needs 
in the matter of its ocean-carrying trade, and anything more 
that was needed could be supplied at the same rate. Now to 
take a glance at the benefits which would result from this ex- 
penditure of the half million dollars. First, the cost of the 
building of the ships would be retained in the country instead 
of being paid — or at least half of it — to foreign ship builders. 
The actual cost to a domestic ship builder would not, with 
the State aid proposed, be any more than if he bought his ship ( 
abroad. 

Next would come the freight, which at $6 a ton on the 640,- 
000 tons, would be $3,840,000 a year. This would also be 
retained in the country instead of, as now, going to the for- 
eigner, and would by so much reduce that $200,000,000 afore- 
said. Out of that freight there would be spent : 

For wages of the seamen $270,000 

For stores, etc 175.000 

For repairs 60,000 

For insurance 640,000 

For fuel (oil) 600.000 



$1,745,000 



"The ports ye shall not enter. 
The roads ye shall not tread?" 

If we are to continue to sit supinely by and watch our ship- 
ping business done by others, we can do it easily enough, but it 
it a more flagrant case of "taxation without representation" 
than that of revolutionary times. 

If, on the other hand, we are prepared to wrest our carrying 
trade from its present usurpers, let us be up and doing. All we 
have to do is to act as those others do, and pay a fair price 
for the business, to be returned ten-fold into our coffers. 



All of which would be retained in our country instead of go- 
ing abroad as now. 

Further, such ships sailing under the Stars and Stripes would 
command the pick of the choicest seamen in the world, and 
the life of a sailor on board them would be as eagerly sought 
after as it is now avoided on foreign shipping. Nothing more 
would be heard of the difficulty of obtaining competent crews, 
but the demand would far exceed the supply. As such results 
could be attained by the building of a small fleet of eight ships 
at an annual expenditure of half a million dollars, it is but a 
matter of simple multiplication to ascertain what would result 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



from the spending of, say, six and one-half millions, as the 
Japanese are doing. 

California now has the opportunity at its coming legislative 
session to pass the Bills introduced at its last session dealing 
with the matter, and so initiate the endeavor and take the lead 
in carrying out the main object of the Panama Canal by provid- 
ing American built ships to use it* and that without seeking to 
reduce the canal revenue by any attempt to obtain remission 
of tolls which they would not need, as they would be placed on 
the ocean on a par with any ships afloat. 

If California will not let this opportunity slip, it may easily 
have at least two such ships ready to sail through the Panama 
Canal in 1915 with our choicest products and returning with the 
merchandise of Europe and its visitors to our Exposition. 

If anything more were needed to convince the nations on the 
other side of the Atlantic of the position we are taking among 
them, it would be more than supplied by our flag on those ships. 
Let us put forth our strongest efforts to seize the opportunity ! 
3B" 
A million immigrants a year from 
Illiterate Immigrants, foreign lands are not too many to 
be given a welcome to the fields 
of industry in the United States, but one ignorant, lazy and 
illiterate man of doubtful character is one too many for the 
nation's political health and welfare. A bill to radically amend 
our immigration laws is now before Congress, and it should 
speedily be enacted into law. The first object of the bill is to 
give encouragement to desirable immigration with assurance of 
welcome, together with data that insures profitable employment 
opportunities on land, in mines and in forests, with the added 
assurance that industry and frugality need not wait long for a 
home of its own, so sure are the worthy of lucrative employ- 
ment. The bill further provides for the prompt deportation of 
such as would be undesirable citizens. In that particular such 
a law would operate for the best interests of desirable new- 
comers as well as for the whole country. The purpose of the 
bill is to protect incoming frugality and industry, as well as 
the existing standard of citizenship in the nation. 

The ulterior purpose of the bill is to effectually discourage 
the immigration of the students of Europe's schools for crimi- 
nal anarchism, criminal sedition and criminal treason; that is 
to say, to discourage the coming of people who were in their 
own lands undesirable subjects, and would continue to be un- 
desirable people if given a foothold on American soil. All 
anarchists are not illiterate, but all are treacherous and enemies 
of law and order. The bill in question proposes to include the 
illiterates of all nations in the objectionable class, on the high 
and stable ground that the man who is sc lazy and so indif- 
ferent as to refuse to learn to write his own name or read a 
sentence printed in his native language is lacking in every 
essential qualification to be a neighbor in any American com- 
munity, or be given opportunity to labor in the same field of 
labor employment with America's skilled or unskilled workers. 
Another purpose of the bill is to prevent our criminal laws and 
prisons recruiting victims among the worthless, the lazy and 
the degenerate classes of the gutters of all countries. 

The bill offers the right hand of welcome and encouragement 
to the industrious, loyal-hearted of all nations. It is the manly 
man and the womanly woman the bill seeks to invite to Amer- 
ica's fields of employment, workshops, factories and farm 
lands. But they must know how to write their names legibly 
in the language of their fatherland, and at an early day try to 
acquaint themselves somewhat with the social and lawful cus- 
toms of the country of their new residence. 

W 

The longer the truce lasts, the more bloodthirsty the 

war-talk in Turkey becomes. 



Never before was the sharp, 
The Fish Peddler's Horn, piercing shrill of the fish ped- 
dler's horn heard in the streets of 
San Francisco on Mondays and Saturdays, and on the interven- 
ing days, but if it did not pay him to strain his lungs to make 
his face turn purple in an effort to sell his commodity, he would 
devote his time to a more remunerative occupation, but it does 
pay him, and so he blows his horn, both early and late, that 
none shall go hungry for fresh fish. Three months ago the 
fish monger found that the public was fish hungry only on 
Fridays. Now he finds the hunger for fish every day in the 
week, and he also finds that his little bank account is growing. 
Fish eating is not a fad in San Francisco. People do not eat 
fish simply because the housewife prepares it for the table. 
The public is beginning to appreciate fish because it is a deli- 
cate and wholesome food, and economical as well. These facts 
are further substantiated by the increase in the little army of 
fish peddlers and in the increase in the number of fishery com- 
panies, and in the employment of a larger number of men by 
the companies. 

In addition to the fact that in San Francisco fish is rapidly 
taking high rank among recognized food articles, so much so 
that it is now recognized as a common food of rare excellence 
and healthfulness. But what is true of San Francisco may be 
said to be equally true of pretty much all the cities of the 
Pacific Coast. At least the official statements of the several 
fish canners show a satisfying demand for canned fish for ex- 
port and fresh fish for local consumption. However, the con- 
sumption of fresh fish is not nearly as large as it should be, 
especially in face of the fact that many communities as well as 
some States are encouraging the establishing of fish hatcheries 
and local fish ponds. A great deal of money is being expended 
all over the far Western and Middle States in the cultivation of 
fish at the public's expense, the ultimate purpose being to stock 
the streams from the hatcheries at stated times. All this 
would seem to indicate a strong fish sentiment all over the 
country, and perhaps no better way could be devised to break 
the strong arm of the meat trust in a way that will cause it to 
stay broken. Meanwhile, there is likely to be a growing de- 
mand for fish as a food that will eventually give fish every- 
where full recognition as the healthiest and most economical of 
meat foods. But after all, popularity of fish as a food neces- 
sarily is in the hands of the housewife, who, it may be said, is 
responsible for the presence of the fish at home and on the 
streets of San Francisco every day in the week, excepting 
Sundays, and she is also responsible for changing the signs of 
fish stalls from "Fish on Friday to "Fish Every Day." 



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Charles Meinecke &, Co. 

Agents Pacific Coast 314 SACRAMENTO ST., S. F. 




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The new Geary street road opened for business amidst the 
din of shrieking factory whistles, the tooting of sirens, and the 
cheering of the multitude. Mayor Rolph conducted the first 
car over the line he has built, and to which he has given so 
much energy and thought, while cheering thousands lined the 
route of the cars as they left Kearny street and proceeded out 
Geary street to the Park. Silver and gold coins were laid on 
the track to be flattened out by the car passing over it, after- 
wards prized as a souvenir. 

All along the line of travel, men, women and children fore- 
gathered. Many old ladies, who have lived along the Geary 
street road for half a century, squatted upon the grave stones 
of their dead ancestors in old Holy Cross Cemetery, and 
watched the trim, gray cars and cheered for Mayor Rolph. 

Further along, women sat in groups on the green sward, while 
they nursed their babies and chattered in their native tongue, 
all making a holiday and claiming a share in the municipal 
road. Dogs barked and children overran the sidewalks and 
tumbled into the street. 

The citizens of this city have every reason to be proud of 
their new municipal conveyances, for their sleek, trim appear- 
ance, with their open seats, surpass any other street car running 
in the city. 

5 S 5 

Ensign Wallace Lind, U. S. N., has every reason to be proud 
and grateful for his Christmas gift, for it is nothing less than 
a lovely New York heiress. 

Miss Hazel Bagley, accompanied by her mother, has been 
at the St. Francis Hotel for ten days, having come West to 
meet Ensign Lind, whose shore leave prevented him from go- 
ing to New York. Dr. Aked performed the ceremony, amid 
beautiful Christmas decorations, only two or three naval friends 
being present. 

For the time being, they will make their home in Coronado, 
where Mr. Lind is doing torpedo boat duty. 

Mrs. Bagley, mother of the bride, is considered a woman of 
wonderful beauty in New York smart society. Her daughter 
made her social debut in that city only a year ago, and was 
a general favorite at all smart affairs. Ensign Lind is an 
Annapolis graduate, and very popular in naval circles. 
S S 5 

He who does not keep up with the procession drops out. It 
is thus that Amiel, the Swiss philosopher, bids us to be moving 
along if we do not wish to become as one dead or in prison. 
Being in prison is the same as being dead. 

The last week has seen many prison doors swing outward for 
numbers of men incarcerated in penitentiaries. It is not for 
me to discuss the justice of their sentences, which have just 
been terminated, but their perspective on life. In considering 
the freedom given these men, one wonders if it is possible for 
them ever to catch up with the procession out of which they 
dropped — some of them many years a^o. 

Many come out of prison with a deep-seated sense of in- 
justice having been done them. They are older by years of 
pain and hopelessness, of misery, defeat and loneliness than 
when they shuffled through the heavy gates to take their pun- 
ishment. Not only their bodies have suffered, but their minds 
have been on the rack through the endless days and age-long 
nights, and their spirits have been broken again and again on 
the wheel of despair. 

Some have done time for years. Can he who has been 
imprisoned in a narrow cell, or at best allowed the distance 



between prison walls, catch up with the trolley cars and 
motors? Can his mind take in the ships that sail the skies? 
Can his imagination, made lean by an overfeeding of stubborn 
facts, seize on what the world of men really means. 

The winds which blow through prisons blow out the light 
that burns in the souls of men, and no power exists that can 
rekindle it. The poor are always more ready to forgive and 
forget than those of more comfortable circumstances. Hence 
it is our duty to extend, while they are deserving, all the help 
that lies within us, for life has bounded leagues ahead of these 
men, and thsy will never be able to catch up. However, the 
Christmas spirit has given them their freedom, and let us hope 
with it the years' coming happiness. 
S ?r ^ 

The lot of a chauffeur for the fashionable woman of to-day 
is anything but a bed of roses. He must be ready at a mo- 
ment's notice to lie down, roll over or jump through a hoop to 
amuse the children while milady shops. He must be an all- 
round handy man, at least so one says who serves in that 
capacity. A little incident that happened Christmas week will 
serve to illustrate : 

At a substation window in the shopping district a number of 
people were lined up awaiting their turns to have Christmas 
packages weighed and stamped. A handsome, big limousine 
stopped in front of the store, and a fashionably-clad lady, 
prominent in exclusive circles, alighted with her packages and 
entered the store. She glanced haughtily about, and then 
proceeded to the window with the assurance that nobody else 
was of any consequence as compared to her. The clerk weighed 
the several packages and handed the required amount of 
postage. The lady moved her bundles a little to one side, and 
with a look of hauteur strode to the door and called out to her 
chauffeur: "James, come in here and lick these stamps for me." 

And would you believe it, the big boob did. 
5 B S 

What a vast number of mysterious people we have in San 
Francisco! How they exist, move and have their abundant 
bread and butter is a mystery — how they possess not only the 
necessities but the luxuries of life, yet they toil not, neither do 
they spin. 

They are well dressed and well fed, and yet have no visible 
means of support. They live in expensive apartments in the 
Western Addition, are at theatres on fashionable nights, at the 
smart cafes after the play, at the gayest polo games and at all 
places where recreation is the feature. 

In short, they feed on the roses and lie in the lilies of life. 
How in the world do they do it ? They have no property, real 



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January 4, 1913. 



or personal, are usually charming people, have been everywhere 
and seen everything, and know everybody up to a certain point, 
when the acquaintance suddenly stops. If he be of the male 
species, he never owned a single bond or a dollar's worth 
of stock of any kind, or any realty. His habits and associates 
place him beyond a common gambler. Then what is he ? How 
do these modern Monte Cristos pay $50 a seat in a cafe to 
watch the death of 1912 ? We ask ourselves the question as to 
this amazing management. We want to know by what subtle 
alchemy does he coin gold to meet lavish current expenses? 
What is this heavenly receipt for living sumptuously on noth- 
ing a year? How many of us yearn to know the system! 

Have tea any day at our best hotels, or walk any of our fash- 
ionable shopping streets, and gaze on men and women fault- 
lessly attirec 1 , and we feel that under the purple and fine linen 
the secret of which half the world longs for lies buried — the 
secret of living on nothing; the art of economy elevated to its 
highest point. 

On all sides may be found disconnected women who revel 
in the atmosphere of hazy prosperity. The heart is her world : 
it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her ava- 
rice seeks forbidden treasure. 

She embarks her whole soul in the traffic of affection, and 
if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless — for it is bankruptcy of 
the heart. 

"The purer the golden vessel the more readily it is bent." So 
the higher worth of woman is sooner lost than that of man. 

V S S 

All you young people who flit to Redwood City and San Jose 
to have a marriage ceremony performed, take notice: Our 
women politicians are framing a law, to be presented at the 
coming legislative session, which will make it necessary to 
publish marriage banns three weeks in advance of a wedding 
ceremony, as they do in England. In this way will our loose 
marriage laws be corrected and divorces partially checked. 

A well known attorney that handles scores of divorce cases, 
when asked why he was so opposed to lifelong alimony, said 
because he was opposed to slavery, and that is what it virtually 
amounts to. 

"There should be," said he, "an equal division of the prop- 
erty at the time of divorce, and where there are children, both 
parents should contribute equally to their support." 

There are what we call alimony fiends, and in nine cases out 
of ten the woman has a paramour. If she doesn't marry him, 
the husband has to keep on paying alimony, as the payments 
only cease with the woman's remarriage. The woman and her 
friend live together, but she at the end of every month draws 
her alimony allowance just the same. There is not a single in- 
stance on record where a woman is justified in getting alimony 
for the remainder of a man's life. On the other hand, we have 
gay and festive men who have passed the half century who 
tire of their life partners — for a woman whose home life is not 
roseate ages much more rapidly than men — and who deliber- 
ately puts her aside for some girl of eighteen, why should not 
that man contribute to her support, and if community property, 
she should have all, and if so, he would find his eighteen year 
old affinity would not want him. 

Let both husband and wife keep their nuptial promises, and 
the hydra-headed alimony monster will cease to exist. 
» S S 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Leonard entertained at a large dan- 
cing party on Friday night last week. 

It was given in the ballroom of the club house at Ingleside 
Terrace, and many people of prominence were present. Christ- 
mas berries and fragrant greens were tastefully used for deco- 
rations, and hundreds of Chinese lanterns converted the 



grounds surrounding the club house into a veritable fairyland. 
An orchestra of twelve pieces provided music for the dancing, 
which was followed by a supper. Speeches were made, and 
the people of this attractive suburb became better acquainted 
with each other. Among those present were Supervisor Mur- 
dock, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Rulofson and Mr. and Mrs. D'Arcy. 

A permanent organization will be effected, which shall have 
for its object the social well being of this beautiful home center. 

^ S S 

When all people work together in a common cause it is team 
work. When two horses are hitched together, if the tongue is 
not at right angles with the double tree, one of the horses is 
doing more than his share — the other is lagging. It is not 
team work. In everything that makes for love, happiness, 
brain throbs, heart beats, muscle building — everything and any- 
thing that is worth striving for — there must be good team work 
to produce results. 

The husband who lets his wife build the fires is not keeping 
his end of the double tree at right angles with the wagon tongue 
— and the wife who lets her husband get breakfast is lagging. 
The daughter who allows her mother to wash the dishes does 
no good in the team. The boy who lets his father bring in the 
coal is not worth the cigarette which he is apt to smoke. True 
team work is to save together, work together and enjoy to- 
gether. 

. .S S S 

The government commissioners investigating wages and the 
high cost of living are in San Francisco, and in their prelimi- 
nary report, recently issued, they state that they find wages in 



Cutting the Cost — 




Cutting the cost of food without cutting down quality and 
quantity is not an easy matter in Winter when the body needs 
warmth ar.d strength fur the day's work. 

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much less and is more easily digested. 

For breakfast heat the Biscuit in oven to restore crisp- 
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seasoning to suit the taste. A warm, nourishing breakfast 
for a cold day. 

For dinner nothing «o wholesome and nourishing as 
creamed oysters with Shredded Wheat. Heat the Biscuit in 
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January 4, 1913. 



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various lines of industry are high as compared with other 
large cities, and that the cost of living is correspondingly high. 
All who make comparisons between wages paid and the cost 
of living invariably find that the one follows the other. In 
other words, wherever the wages are high, the cost of living 
corresponds, the latter being the result of the former. None 
except those who will not admit cold facts can deny that the 
high cost of living is a necessary result of high wages. The 
cost of production is added to the price that the consumer pays. 

S S S 

One of the many tragedies of the Bulgarian war has just 
come to light. A lady of high standing in Sofia, wife of a 
Bulgarian officer, was found guilty of betraying the Bulgarian 
mobilization plans to the Turks, and was shot. 

A few years ago, when still a girl, she fell in love with a 
dashing young officer attached to the Turkish legation at Sofia. 
Her parents would not hear of her marriage, and when the 
young officer was recalled to Constantinople, the girl reluct- 
antly married a Bulgarian officer. 

Some time later the Turkish officer returned to Sofia on a 
special mission, and friendship was renewed. Finally the 
Turk asked her to elope with him. He said : "I have been 
ordered by my superiors to obtain the Bulgarian mobilization 
plans. If I do not succeed, I will be sent to distant Asia Minor, 
and we shall never see each other." The lady told him to be 
patient. 

A few days later she handed him a bundle of documents 
containing the Bulgarian army war plans. She had taken them 
from her husband's desk. She told the Turkish officer to pho- 
tograph them and give the originals back to her. 

When the war broke out, the Turkish officer was captured 
and the papers found on him. He was tried by court martial 
and shot. The young Bulgarian woman was found guilty by 
a special court at Sofia and shot. Her husband, determined to 
wipe out the dishonor on his name, was one of the first on the 
firing line of Kirk-Kilissech, and fell riddled with Turkish 
bullets. Relatives of the Bulgarian officer live in this city. 



The romantic story of how the gallant young English 

navigator, Sir Francis Drake, landed in California in the Six- 
teenth Century on the famous voyage which resulted in the first 
circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman, will be told 
by Right Reverend William Ford Nichols, Bishop of California, 
in a lecture before the San Francisco Society of the Archaeo- 
logical Institute of America. This lecture by Bishop Nichols 
on "A Bit of Elizabethan California," will be given at 8:15 
p. m. Thursday, January 16, 1913, at the San Francisco In- 
stitute of Art, California and Mason streets. 



In spite of the excellent qualities of linen, it is an unde- 
niable fact that, up to the introduction of Dr. Deimel Under- 
wear, linen undergarments had disappeared from the markets 
of the world. There must have been some reason for this. Who 
would willingly forego the unequaled cleanliness of linen, or 
deprive himself of its comfort and invigorating effect upon the 
skin were it not for some good reason. The solution is readily 
found. Linen, woven in the ordinary way, absorbs the perspira- 
tion of the body rapidly, becoming wet and cl.illy. Owing to 
the high specific gravity of linen, it is too heavy for summer 
garments, yet not sufficiently warm for winter. Attempts have 
been made, by those who did not understand the problem, to 
overcome this fault by producing knit linen undergarments. 
These, of course, proved unsatisfactory from every point of 
view, being especially deficient in wearing qualities. Dr. Dei- 
mel readily solved the problem by combining with the linen 
a similar yarn of vegetable origin — Maco or Abassi — possessing 
great elasticity and being lighter in weight. These materials, 
twisted, formed his famous "Linen Mesh," a word which had 
never been in use before. 



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January 4, 1913. 




There is very little, if any, likeli- 
Balkan-Turkish Affair, hood of a resumption of hostilities in 

the .Balkan States against Turkey, 
but the actual condition in the Near East is rather more threat- 
ening than ever, but in a large measure the Powers appear to 
be and are practically eliminated, or soon will be, from the 
Balkan entanglement. Servia has agreed to give no more 
thought to annexing Albania, and will accept a railway zone 
to the Adriatic for an ocean outlet for her commerce. Turkey 
is no longer a European Power, but she is still supreme in 
Asia Minor, but the authority of the Sultan in the Middle East 
does not give promise of long duration. The Islamitic hierar- 
chy at Bagdad is ambitious, too much so for the Sultan to con- 
template with serenity. The Kurds, Armenians and Arabs 
are too favorable to the Bagdad clique to give much encourage- 
ment to the plan of the Young Turks to transfer the spiritual 
head of Moslemism to the other side of the Dardanelles; it is 
not met with favor by the Sultan's subjects in the Middle East, 
and already the Powers scent danger to the peace of the world. 
Russia would like to extend her territory down the Tigris and 
Euphrates Valleys, and attach them to Persia. Germany would 
like to send German emigrants into the zone of the Bagdad rail- 
way. Austria-Hungary would like the south shore of the Black 
Sea, and England would like a little more of Arabia's Red Sea 
territory, where she already has erected strong forts. France 
seems to want nothing that will weaken her Turkish securities 
for money loaned years ago, nor anything that would retard 
Russia's march through Asia Minor. Thus the danger of a 
general war has, or seems to have been, transferred to Asia 
Minor, where, if war ensues, it would be a war for territorial 
extension. Neither the Sultan nor the Bagdad Islamitic hier- 
archy are to be consulted. 

So far as the conquest of Turkey by the Allies is concerned, 
the ambassadorial conference in London admits that very little 
progress has been made, and very little more by the peace 
plenipotentiaries, except the Turkish representative prefers 
that the war be resumed rather than accede to the demands of 
the Allies, and furthermore, that there will be no peace treaty 
so long as Greece persists in capturing Turkish towns and forts', 
which King George persists in doing. In fact, Greece is keep- 
ing up the war on her own account, which is sure to involve the 
Allies in a Greek-Balkan war over the final division of spoils, 
the most valuable of which Greece has taken possession, with 
no disposition whatever to so much as give the other States, 
parties to the alliance, a look at them. Already jealousies and 
threats are to be seen and heard, and as all interests are fighting 
mad, the chances are that Turkey will soon have the pleasure 
of seeing her enemies fighting over the spoils of their victories, 
but the Powers have agreed to keep their hands off if such a 
war ensues. In this connection it may be said there is still a lot 
of life and fighting in the Turk, to say nothing of his superior 
diplomatic cunning. In transferring the scene of spoliation to 
Asia Minor, international complications are likely to grow 
more threatening. Meanwhile the Turkish diplomatic policy 
of delay has to be reckoned with. When the Turk says : "Let 
us wait until to-morrow or next week to talk these things over," 
the nations generally "wait." The Turks' policy of delay is 
keeping the ambassadorial and peace commissions on pins and 
needles, and their patience is nearing the breaking point. Mean- 
while the Turkish army is getting into better trim every day. 

-Greece seems determined to restore her ancient boundary 



from Saloniki to the Dardanelles, including the coast country 
of Turkey and the islands of the Egean Sea, and all this inde- 
pendent of her Balkan allies. The spirit of Philip of Macedonia 
and of Alexander the Great seems to be directing modern 
Greece in the direction of her ancient greatness, but Greece and 
all the Balkan States are sowing to the wind, with no provision 
for shelter when the whirlwind comes. A Southern European 
empire could not be established on Balkan and Grecian material, 
and no doubt the end of their ambition will be in supervision 
by their more powerful neighbors in the north and east. Any- 



way, the war in the Near East is not likely to end with Turkey's 
political extinction. The Middle East is full of the elements of 
idiscontent. 

The injection of Prince Victor of the Napoleonic tribe 

into the Balkan situation is not a good omen for Balkan peace 
and quiet. Without saying "by your leave," the French prince 
has the backing of Russia and France in his scheme to be 
made king of Albania. Prince Victor is a general in the Russian 
army, and as king of Albania the Czar would have a powerful 
ally on the flank of Austria, and with friendly Roumania on 
the other flank, Russia's influence in Southern Europe would be 
felt, especially the moment King Victor Napoleon decided to 
annex Macedonia and the splendid seaport of Saloniki to his 
Albanian kingdom. In that event, the strategic points in the 
peninsula would be in the hands of Russia's allies. This all 
means that Austria-Hungary is gradually being overreached. 

France backs Prince Victor's ambition because he is a dan- 
gerous citizen. From his youth up he has been conspiring to 
lay his hands on the cap and bells of Napoleonic royalty and 
re-establish the monarchy with himself as emperor. The Napo- 
leonic nightmare would disappear from the land if Prince Vic- 
tor could be silenced by an Albanian crown. The Albanians 
are not to be asked to sanction the king deal. 

China is handling her internal and foreign affairs with 

marvelous ability: even Russia's plans to absorb Mongolia 
have been weakened by the nobility and leading business men 
of the province, and Chinese soldiers have proved themselves 
more than equal to the Russian invaders on more than one 
battlefield, while the industries of China are multiplying and 
capital is rushing into all the business centers, the national 
treasury is no longer pressed to meet current obligations. 

It is to be observed that although Montenegro is the real 

hero of the Balkan alliance, she is not likely to have any of the 
spoils. It was the plan of King Nicholas to annex the whole 
of Northern Albania to his kingdom after the war, but a king 
for the whole territory of Albania makes no room for the 
Montenegrins. 



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"Hear the Crier? Who the devil art thou?" "One that will play the devil, air. with you.' 




An incident of the Indianapolis trial was the rebuke to 

Tveitmoe for grinning at McManigal when the latter was telling 
his story on the witness stand. The despatches do not say 
whether Tveitmoe was still grinning when he listened to the 
verdict and the sentence. 

Early in March, Professor Wilson and President Taft 

will swap titles — and one may suspect that the congratulations 
offered by outgoer to incomer will be more sincere than the 
article similarly tendered in 1909. 

The men who make a business of running street car 

lines may be pardoned if they smile behind their hands at 
San Francisco figuring out what a gold mine the Geary street 
road is going to be. 

Much pathos in the spectacle of the convicted dynamite 

plotters at Indianapolis being torn from their weeping families 
— yes, but how about the tragedy and horror of that fearful 
night at Los Angeles? 

The gist of the plaint made by a Certain Prominent 

Financier against a proposed committee of 1,000 appears to 
be that the thing is impossible, there being much less than 
1,000 of him. 

Hiram went down to Los Angeles the other day to re- 
assure the faithful and to tell them that they must not ask 
questions, but keep right on walking toward another Armaged- 
don. 

John D. Rockefeller is described by his brother as being 

"the loneliest man in the land." Well, he has always one sure, 
true friend to whom he can talk — the lady on the dollar. 

Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stocker, lately come into an inheri- 
tance of $10,000,000, is stocking up with all the things you read 
about in the luxury columns of the Sunday supplements. 

Social note for the beginning of the year : Along in the 

fall Mr. Pacific and Miss Atlantic will be married in the re- 
public of Panama. Colonel Goethals will officiate. 

Banker Will Crocker tells the East how good a place 

San Francisco is for business. He could tell them a still better 
story if we had a few more Will Crockers. 

It's a small and conservative American village that has 

not at least one citizen still under treatment for what happened 
while he was "playing Santa Claus." 

It was not such a bad year for charity, philanthropy and 

sich in the United States, after all. The wicked rich gave back 
approximately $300,000,000. 

"Lucky" Baldwin's lucky daughter is making her share 

of his millions produce a noise greater than the old gentleman 
ever got out of his money. 

Mme. Clara Butt, the British contralto", values her voice 

at $2,000,000. That's a sizable lot of money for one set of 
vocal apparatus, but 

Here's a theme for any "best seller" novelist: Vincent 

Astor at twenty-one has $10,000 a day of income. Who gets 
him and it? 



Reverend Dr. Madison C. Peters of New York has 

started another campaign against the high cost of living. This 
time it is with a philanthropic chain of "supply stations," as he 
prefers to call them, or cash grocery stores as rival grocers will 
doubtless consider them. The failure of a similar plan last 
January the doctor believes to have been due to his lack of 
experience. College professors, who have grappled with the 
problem for years, seem as unable to find a solution as the 
ordinary day laborer. 

That musician who played a piano forty-nine hours con- 
tinuously still stands higher in our regard than persons who de- 
vour forty-nine boiled eggs or forty-nine pumpkin pies, or per- 
petrate other barbarities upon their digestive system. 

If a man has to rummage around among the impedi- 
menta on his wife's dressing table every time he wants to read 
something notable that appears in the Ladies' Home Journal, 
he is going to miss a good many literary outbursts. 

In the "building number" of a magazine we notice the 

usual design of "a house for a poor man" costing $4,000. The 
house of a poor man costs him usually about $25 to $30 a month 
and he lives in half of it. 

Of the immense amount of money that men spend for 

personal gratification, almost the least amount is spent for 
clothes ; that's another difference. 

White lies are generally forgiven because so many con- 
sider them part of the rules of the game. Perfect candor is un- 
comfortable for everybody. 

Mistress Mary Garden is coming out our way just to 

show us how narrow our previous notions were about operatic 
"abandon." 

If Christmas didn't bring you what you wanted and 

thought you ought to get, just charge it up to those wicked 
"spugs." 

Louisiana shows how the march of feminism has not 

overlooked the South, bringing to the front a "lady fight pro- 
moter." 

We feel better about this New Year's stuff since reading 

that Berlin item about men being at their best when they are 
fifty. 

Is it possible that the Colonel already suspects the Cali- 
fornia governor of possesing more ambition than devotion? 

Thirty-eight misguided men have learned that there are 

some things which may not be done in the name of unionism. 

We shall be getting an inch or two nearer to the cost of 

living solution when we buy and sell all foodstuffs by weight 

Thanks be, that suffragette "army" has finished its long 

icross the front page of the daily newspaper. 

Evidently the "spugs" didn't quite get Andrew Carnegie. 

He blew in all of $75,000 on Christmas. 

For one item, the Geary street railroad does not pay 

taxes at the rate of about $1,000 a day. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 




PLyDASUKE/S WAND 

"We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




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The Orpheum. 

The second week of the Orpheum Road Show finds no less 
than six changes on the program, but on the whole the enter- 
tainment is fully up to the standard of a week ago, and as I 
remember, everybody voted that show a hummer. First 
honors of the new people would no doubt by popular acclaim 
be given to our old friend Walter C. Kelly, who is known in 
vaudeville as "The Virginia Judge." Kelly as a monologist is 
pretty near in a class by himself. He has the cleverness to 
characterize his stories; in other words, he imitates the various 
characters he places before you. Mr. Kelly gives us to under- 
stand that since he was with us last he has made a trip across 
the Atlantic, appearing in London and a few other provincial 
towns of dear old England, not to mention his appearances in 
Ireland, from which latter place he brings several stories which 
are brand new and extremely funny. The backbone of his 
act, however, .is still his delineation of the Southern judge, on 
a police court morning, when his docket is crowded with an as- 
sortment of cases incidental to the South. The majority of these 
stories he has given us before, but who does not like to hear 
a good, well-told story repeated? I presume that Kelly can 
remain on the Orpheum Circuit as long as he chooses. 

There are other old friends back again, who are favorites in 
this neck of the woods. I refer to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Barry 
and their ambitious son. This time they have worked up an 
entirely new act, entitled "The Rube." Mr. Barry, Sr., gives 
a performance which is almost a classic. It concerns the jour- 
ney of the rube and his friend to New York, and relates how 
they get the best of the city folks in a way which is intensely 
amusing. The sketch is crowded with funny situations, but 
Barry must be credited with easily carrying off the honors of 
his talented family. The only serious act on the bill, and in my 
estimation the poorest, is that presented by Louise Galloway 
and her company. It is entitled "Little Mother," and as the 
title implies, is a vaudeville version of the play, "Mother," 
seen here not so very long ago. It is a poor version, too. Ed- 
gar Allen Woolf, who has done some good things, is responsi- 
ble for the playlet. The situations and climaxes are forced and 
altogether unnatural. The sentiment is not the kind which 
reaches our hearts. The effort to bring the tear is too apparent. 
The act is disappointing, and added to this I do not care for 
the company which is exploiting the sketch. Miss Galloway 
may be talented, but I do not like her as the mother. She is 
too noisy and shrill ; in fact, she shows every moment she is on 
the stage that she is acting. Her supporting company of four 
people appear to take their inspiration from her, and the result 
is that they arrive nowhere. Our friend, Martin Beck, must 
have been looking the other way when they slipped the circuit 
this act. 

Still another old favorite is back again in the person of 
Winona Winter. She is prettier and decidedly plumper than 
before. Miss Winter, I firmly believe, is an Alice Lloyd in the 
making. Somebody should take hold of this undoubtedly tal- 
ented girl and exploit her. She is no stranger to musical com- 
edy as well as vaudeville, and even if she does hail from Chi- 
cago, this should not be held against her. Some really good 
things come from the Windy City — sometimes. Miss Winter's 
act consists of a couple of catchy songs, and her imitation of the 
Swedish servant girl answering the telephone in the doctor's 
office, which latter she did for us the last time she was here, 
and she again shows her skill as a ventriloquist. If Miss 
Winter secured some good songs written specially for her, in 
which she could show her presonality to the best advantage, 
she would, I predict, become a tremondous favorite on the cir- 
cuit, and would undoubtedly be sent across the pond to show 
herself, and they do not have any prettier girls anywhere than 
this same Winona Winter. Ruby Raymond and Bobby Heath 



display a certain amount of cleverness in their offering, which 
consists Of a number of songs and dances and funny sayings. 
The songs are original, Mr. Heath claiming authorship. The 
act is entertaining, and pleases. Heath is undeniably clever. 
"The Schmettans," who close the program, do a number of ex- 
traordinary equilibristic feats which are quite startling. A 
man and woman compose the team, and they end their act by 
the woman holding the man in the air. over her head with ex- 
tended arms, a feat which not many men can do. The lady, 
though slight of build, certainly is muscular.. It is an act far 
out of the ordinary, and deserves much praise. The audience 
liked them very much. The English comedian, Bert Clark, 
and his handsome partner, Mabel Hamilton, remain over from 
last week. Clark is about the cleverest and drollest comedian 
who has hailed from the other side that we have had here for 
a long time. Somebody over here should grab this clever chap 
and place him in a musical, comedy. We think that Victor 
Morley is clever. As compared to this same Clark, Morley 
belongs to the kindergarten department. Clark must be seen 
to be appreciated. I liked him even better the second time I 
saw him. The Hassans remain from last week, doing their 
wire act with much nimbleness and cleverness. Press agent 
Gerald Dillon informs me that inquiries are already coming in 
to the box office regarding reservations for the performances 
of Sarah Bernhardt, who will be seen at the Orpheum in Feb- 
ruary, for two weeks. Dillon states that everywhere over the 
circuit she is creating a furore unknown in vaudeville circuits. 




Lola Axtell, who will appear next week at the Orpheum. 



January 4, 1913. 



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Muriel Godfrey-Turner, who enacts the role of the Egyptian Siren in General Wallaces mighty drama. "Be/i-Wur," the 
attraction for the Columbia Theatre tor a fortnight beginning January 6th. 



ADVANCE ANNOUNCED! 



Columbia Theatre. — For entertainment, deep interest, keen 
excitement and exaltation of spirit, "Ben-Hur," which will be 
the attraction at the Columbia Theatre for two weeks beginning 
Monday night, January 6th, is the pre-eminent attraction of the 
American stage to-day. The Wallace romance is the strongest 
of plays based on Biblical themes, and its extended runs in all 



the large cities during the thirteen successful seasons of its 
career are most potent proof of its popularity. Among the 
fine company assembled to present "Ben-Hur" are T 
Holding, who has the title role, a part 
many times in England, and which fit 
his manly beauty to perfection; Wedgwoc 
sala; Ben F. Mears plays Simonides; L-: 
derim. Others are Walter M. She- 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



George Sydenham, Muriel Godfrey Turner, Florence Auer, 
Mary Condon, Louise Huff and Alice Haynes. 

It is well to bear in mind the fact that the curtain rises on the 
evening performance of "Ben-Hur" promptly at 8 o'clock and 
at 2 o'clock at the matinee, and that no one will be seated dur- 
ing the Prelude, which shows the appearance of the Star of 
Bethlehem and the Three Wise Men, and which should be seen 

by all who would enjoy the performance of "Ben-Hur." 

• • • 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces another great new show 
for next week, which will be headed by the famous English 
star, Constance Crawley, who will be remembered as having 
scored a tremendous hit in the title role of the Ben Greet pro- 
duction of the ancient morality play, "Everyman." Miss 
Crawley will present for the first time in thiscity Oscar Wilde's 
famous one-act play, "A Florentine Tragedy." 

The Harvey family, consisting of three men and two wo- 
men who are conceded to be the most marvelous of all Euro- 
pean aerialists, will be seen for the first time in this city. 

Chris Richards, who is known as "The Eccentric English 
Chap," will make his first appearance here. 

Lola Merrill and Frank Otto will offer a dainty and amusing 
act called "After the Shower." 

Monroe Hopkins and Lola Axtell will, in "Traveling," in- 
troduce a clever travesty on the comforts (?) of railway trav- 
eling. 

Next week concludes the engagements of Winona Winter; 

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry and The Schmettans. It will also 

be the last of inimitable Walter C. Kelly, "The Virginia Judge." 
* • • 

Alcazar. — "Paid in Full," which is to be the Alcazar's offer- 
ing next Monday night and throughout the week, will present 
Evelyn Vaughan, Bert Lytell and the best talent of the stock 
company in characters widely variant from those in which they 
have appeared during the last fortnight. Indeed, it would be 
difficult to mention two plays more antipodal in all things 
than are Eugene Walter's masterpiece and "The Fortune 
Hunter," nor would it be easy to name two modern dramatic 
works that have been enjoyed by more people. "Paid in Full" 
drives home its vital lesson with vigorous strokes, and Winchell 
Smith's comedy conveys its teachings by means of lightsome 
satire, yet each reaches the popular heart and acquires an en- 
during grip. Therefore the versatility of the Alcazar's co-stars 
and their stage associates will be given stringent test in their 

next vehicle. 

» » * 

Pantages. — An excellent bill of the cream of the Pantages 
circuit will open at the local vaudeville house Sunday after- 
noon. The show is headed by the famous Tasmanian Van Die- 
mans, comprising six beautifully formed lady athletes. The 
act has proven one of the. biggest successes that the Pantages 
theatres have played. The sextette carries magnificent stage 
mount ings. The climax of the acrobatic feature is a revolving 
steel rigging, where three of the girls swing into space at 
a terrific speed, holding the balance of the trio by their teeth. 
A wonderfully trained troupe of sea monsters is Tiebers' seals. 
There are six marvelous animal actors in the act, and the crea- 
tures do all sorts of tricky stunts. One of the best feats that 
the seals do is to walk across the stage on a swinging rope. 
Ponte and Christopher are a couple of sweet-singing Italian 
serenaders. The duo play the newest song hits on the accor- 
deon and guitar, and have a splendid entertaining act. Daly's 
Minstrels, composed of five old-time black-face artists, enact 
a replica of the ever-popular minstrel first part. "Miss Mani- 
cure" is a sparkling little comediette with a budget of witti- 
cisms to be presented by Nevins and Gordon. Charles King 
and Virginia Thornton will return for their farewell appear- 
ance in San Francisco prior to leaving for Australia, with a 
tense, dramatic playlet, "The Counsellor." The Gabberts have 
a neat gymnastic act, and with a couple of reels of comedy 
motion pictures will round out the bill. 
• • • 

The first of a series of first-class musicales to be given dur- 
ing the year 1913 will take place at Kohler & Chase Hall this 
Saturday afternoon, January 4th. These events are all open 
to the public. Although they represent the best in music and 
introduce the most prominent California artists, still the public 
is cordially invited to come, and no cards of admission are re- 
quired.- With this Saturday's event begins a new series that 



will even surpass the splendid series of 1912. The soloist for 
Saturday will be Professor John Jones, baritone. Prof. Jones 
is affiliated with Stanford University, and possesses a voice of 
much beauty and flexibility. He belongs to that class of vocal- 
ists who are known among professional musicians as "Lieder" 
singers. Among the more important of the selections which 
Mr. Jones will render may be mentioned "Two Grenadiers," by 
Richard Wagner. The musical public is well acquainted with 
the song of the same name composed by Schumann, but this 
setting by Wagner is also exceedingly interesting, notwithstand- 
ing the fact that it is not often sung. Mr. Jones will give an 
exceptionally impressive rendition of the same. The Aeolian 
Pipe Organ will be heard in an excellent interpretation of a 
selection of the opera "Carmen." The complete program will 
be: Waltz, op. 34 (Moszkowsky), The Pianola Piano; Two 
Grenadiers, Wagner, Prof. Jones with Pianola accompaniment; 
Minuet op. 14, No. 1 (Paderewski), Two Skylarks (Lesche- 
titzky), The Pianola Piano; I Hid My Love (d'Hardelot), I'll 
Ne'er Complain (Schumann), Even Bravest Heart (Gounod), 
Prof. Jones, with Pianola accompaniment; Excerpts from "Car- 
men" (Bizet), The Aeolian Pipe Organ. 
• • • 

The first popular concert of the New Year, and the seventh 
of the present series of ten popular concerts to be given by 
the San Francisco Orchestra, will be given at the Cort Thea- 
tre, Friday afternoon, January 10th, at 3:15 o'clock. The 
music committee of the Musical Association of San Francisco 
and Conductor Henry Hadley have placed the stamp of ap- 



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Wor*k beginning this Sum i ,. 

THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF VAUDEVILLE. 

MI.SS CONSTANCE! CRAWLEY, The English star, and hei 
pany. including Mr. Arthur Maude, in "A i Pragedy." by 

Oscar Wilde; the HARVEY FAMILY; CHRIS RICHARDS: MER- 
RILL and OTTO; HOPKINS and AXTELL; WINONA WIN 
MR. and MRS. JIMMTE BARRY; Till: SCI QMETTANS; NEW DAY- 
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Evening prices — 10c, 26c, 50c. 75c. Box seats, $1. Matinee pri 
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Beginning Monday night, January 6th. Engagement limited to 

two weeks. Klaw & Erlanger's stupendous int. , i .. - 

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Prices— Evenings and Saturday matinee, 50c to $2. Weft 
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January 4, 1913. 



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proval upon the program, and state that as a musical offering, 
it leaves nothing to be desired. The program follows : 

Verdi, Grand March, from "Aida;" Lalo, Overture, L'Roi 
Dys, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Renaldo Hahn, Suite 
from Ballet, "Chez Terese;" Hadley, Suite from "The Atone- 
ment of Pan" (new — first time in San Francisco) ; Tschaikow- 
sky, Overture, 1812. 



THE WANING OF THE CRESCENT. 

With sword and standard shriven 

War from the mountains broke; 

The mitrailleuses spoke, 
The hills by flame stood riven, 

The villages were smoke. 

The old, half-blinded eagles 

That swam athwart the sun ■ 

Marked down red valleys run 
Black Slaughter's unleashed beagles — 

Hind, shepherd, myrmidon. 

Along the white roads ranging, 

They saw strange serpents writhe; — 
Like grain beneath the scythe, 

Steel-ridged battalions changing 
To musket-laughter blithe. 

They saw the fires incessant 

Like scarlet banners toss — 

Pawns of imperial loss! — 
Fanged star and livid crescent 

Ride out against the cross. 

Like monks the peaks stood leaning 

Over the roar and hum. 

Time spake: "The hour is come!" 
His thin voice, intervening, 

Struck all the nations dumb. 

In Thrace the paths of pillage 

Ran like a sentence red; 

The wolf was strangely fed 
Within the shattered village 

And howled above the dead. 

Afar with turrets gleaming 

By the swart Bosphorus, 

Lean, old, yet valorous, 
Stamboul, in evil dreaming, 

Lay still and ominous. 

O'er the black town and water, 

O'er dome and minaret, 

Banned by the planets' threat, 
And dark with ancient slaughter, 

The horned moon waned and set.. 

— Herman Scheffauer in Harper's. 




PRIDE OF CHINATOWN ON NEW YEAR'S 1 >.\ V. 



Life is like a big station. Everybody rushes past every- 
body else. It is immaterial to the one where the other is going 
to. And, when at last you get comfortably seated, you find 
yourself in the wrong train. — Lustige Blatter. 



Another postal improvement is announced Reply-paid 

vouchers issued in connection with inland telegrams are now 
valid for twelve months, instead of two, from the date of issue. 
We all know how difficult it often is to make one's answer 
clear within the limit of twelve words, and the extra ten months 
for cogitation will come as a boon to many. — Punch. 



Sir William Ramsay's experience teaches him that wo- 
men are rarely so inventive as men. Here we have the whole 
cause of the unrest among women. When the suffragettes 
have all got latch-keys they will be quite as inventive about 
having to stop late as men now are. — The Sketch. 



Popularity is when people like you.. Reputation is 

when they ought to, but really cannot. — The Tatler. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 




ftyCIETX 

Of course, Dr. David Starr Jordan didn't intend to smear the 
snob in snobbery any thicker than it is, but the advance notices 
of his book on Eugenics have demonstrated that the passion for 
establishing noble lineage is a petty passion after all, and flour- 
ishes best in a free republican country. 

Dr. Jordan is a very unpopular man just now. Unfortunately, 
it was impossible to present more than a few type-families in 
a work of this kind, and of course those whose names are 
not spelled right out in print are very peeved about it. They 
ask why Mrs. Frederick Nickerson Woods and Mrs. Edwin 
White Newhall should get special mention, and they point to 
themselves as equally authentic descendants of the prolific 
Isabella De Vermandois. Dr. Jordan has carefully explained 
that several billions of us, and all the Joneses in the world, are 
Vermandois descendants, and of course we couldn't all get into 
a chart. It took a great deal of time and patience to prove the 
point in Eugenics which the learned Dr. Jordan is endeavoring 
to establish through this chart, and naturally the families 
chosen were those that presented the least difficulty in the mat- 
ter of tracing descent to Mother Vermandois. Take the instance 
of Mrs. Garret McEnerney, for example. She gets into the 
book. Mrs. McEnerney was born a Green, as the Germans 
would say. Her father was an upstate politician and news- 
paper owner, whose laconic paragraphs often traveled out of 
Colusa County. So did his children, of whom there were many. 
But the only one mentioned in the book is Mrs. McEnerney. 
That is because she had already had the best geologists in 
the country trace back her lineage, and the society here turned 
over the data to the assistants of Dr. Jordan. Her sisters and 
brothers, not having had the family tree exposed, root and 
branch, were not so available for material for the book on 
Eugenics. 

Consider the case of the cook named Jones. Might have 
worked for both the Newhall and the Woods families — that is, 
she might have before the relationship was established. Now, 
of course, it would be very disagreeable to have kith in the 
kitchen. It will be bad enough to know that one can hardly 
have one's nails manicured, or one's hair dressed, or buy a 
yard of ribbon in a shop without having the Vermandois kin 
perform the menial service. Perhaps it is just as well that the 
minds of rich and mighty descendants dwell on this — it will 
keep them sufficiently ventilated, and will prevent the wearing 
of family trees on the sleeve. 

The Joneses, whatever their calling, get in, and the advantage 
of being a Jones is that it is not necessary to produce other 
proof than the name of Jones. Of course, every one knows that 
any one with the price can have the family tree Burbanked up ' 
by commercial genealogists into something that in no wise re- 
sembles the original. However, any Jones coming into wealth 
need not set aside a portion for this purpose. From the stand- 
point of Eugenics, Jones is Class A, and incidentally that means 
that the De Vermandois strain is undeniable. 

Family trees can be bought with almost as little difficulty as 
Christmas trees, so it is naturally a pleasure to get into the 
Eugenics chart, for of course the investigators selected those 
trees that were cleanest and straightest and strongest, and the 
spurious ones, or the suspicious ones, did not get any attention. 
Therefore, any one in the chart has equally good standing 
with the Joneses in society, and Jones who rings up the fare and 
the Jones who is a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker. 

Which is all only by way of saying that Dr. Jordan is work- 
ing on the theory of Eugenics and not endeavoring to stiffen 
up the fences of snobocracy. If the published accounts have 
had that effect it is not his fault. He calls attention to the 
fact that there are several billion descendants of Isabella De 
Vermandois, so there is really no reason for any one of them 
to act like the onliest only. 

© © e 

It nas been suggested that human nature is such that the an- 
nual habit of "swearing off" should be changed to "swearing 



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on," and we might all look for better results. Cognizance of 
the law of contrariness would make a great many bad resolu- 
tions behave like good ones. For example, it has been ob- 
served that the Talbot Walkers are beginning to realize that 
their darling baby is regarded as only one of many darlings in 
the world by their friends, some of whom have babies. Now, 
instead of swearing off on talking about baby at all, only to 
smash the resolution, how much more efficacious if they would 
swear on — agree to talk about nothing else morning, night and 
noon, to every one in and out of the family. The cure would be 
much quicker. If Ned Greenway would "swear on" his passion 
for fancy dress — agree to wear it all the time — he would be- 
come reconciled to dispensing with a fancy dress affair in the 
series of balls which he fathers — a change much desired by 
many of the subscribers. If Mrs. Eleanor Martin would "swear 
on" instead of swearing off her kindly intentioned habit of 
playing Fate to impecunious young girls and trying to marry 
them off well — possibly she would break the resolution in short 
order, and accomplish what the swear-offs never do. If Enid 
Gregg would "swear on" total abstinence from the piano for a 
year, she would doubtless do a great deal more serious prac- 
ticing in 1913 than in any of the swear-off years. If Laura Mc- 
Kinstry would "swear on" talking in oblique lines, polishing up 
epigrams and delightful sarcasms that appeal to the few and 
hurt the unimaginative — if instead of swearing never to say 
a clever thing again, she would swear never to say anything 
that was not clever, wholly clever, and nothing but clever and 
original, the strain would be too much even for her. 

We have all tried the "swear off," so why not try the "swear 
on?" 

© © © 

Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stacker has ten millions and a penchant 
for jewelry. She came up here to spend New Year's eve. A 
night. or two ago she was having after-theatre supper in a fash- 
ionable hotel with a party of friends, and the Templeton 
Crackers and some friends came into the same room.. The 
Crocker party attracted even more attention than Mrs. Stacker 
and her diamonds had called forth on their entrance. "Who are 
they?" asked Mrs. Stacker, very audibly. "They can't be 
much. I've got as many diamonds on one finger as they all 
have on put together." Which was perfectly true. 
© © © 

The Old Year went out with the usual fanfare of trumpets 
and blare of sound. Tradition was well sustained. Dr. Harry 
Tevis gave a ball at the Palace; the Misses Kathleen and 
Phyllis de Young were hostesses at a dancing party at their 
home in California street. About a dozen years ago the de 
Youngs gave a very successful New Year's eve party, and they 
have sped the parting year in this fashion ever since, so that 
their friends look forward to these affairs. Dr. Harry Tevis, 
some fifteen years ago, in the old Taylor street home, gave the 
first of his New Year's eve entertainments, and one that set 



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a standard for all future affairs. The fire disturbed the series, 
and for a time it was feared that Dr. Tevis had retired as a 
host. He could not be well spared from the list, for his artistic 
discrimination always lends a special distinction to all that he 
does in that line, and great was the rejoicing when he resumed 
active duties as a host. To be sure, the surroundings can never 
quite compare with the background of his old home, which con- 
tained some of the rarest art treasures in this part of the world. 

About two hundred guests assembled at the Palace to wel- 
come in the glad New Year, and right merrily they did it with 
all the swing and most of the abandon to joy of the people who 
said "Howdy" to the New Year in the public cafes. For one 
or two seasons, society tried the public stunt, but it has gone 
back to private life, convinced that while it may somewhat 
lack the bite of adventure, on the whole it is more fun to play 
with one's friends. 

Some hundred young -people made merry at the de Youngs, 
and about two hundred accepted the hospitality of the Edgar 
Peixottos, so that the smart set was not very largely repre- 
sented in the public places. Whatever the New Year may 
bring forth in the way of the dance, there is no doubt that the 
old one went out to the syncopated time of the rag. However, 
the prediction that the rag is on the down grade still holds 
good. 

ffi © © 

New Years' day in San Francisco is not formally given over 
to calling as it is in some of the Eastern cities, and as it used 
to be here in the elder days when young men swayed homeward 
after a hard day and night of eggnogg. The custom of open 
house did not decline as a rebuke to this unsteadiness, but rather 
as a result of the general and hilarious observance of New 
Year's eve, and the consequent day-after disinclination for re- 
ceiving or making calls. There are a few who still cling to the 
custom of receiving on that day; among them Mrs. Eleanor 
Martin, who welcomes her friends and insists that all the mem- 
bers of her family receive with her — which means that the Wal- 
ter Martins, the Downey Harveys, the Oscar Coopers and the 
Ward Barrons will help welcome the guests. 

General and Mrs. Arthur Murray kept open house, and that 
meant that gold lace and brass buttons were out in full display, 
and that the glint of gold flecked the receptions in town, for 
the order was for full dress for the day, and the army people 
who had friends in town lent a dash of military splendor to the 
dull civilian dress. 




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ENGAGEMENTS. 

CORNWELL-KINGSLAND.-Mr, and Mrs. H. B. Cornwell of Berkeley 
announce the betrothal of their daughter. Elizabeth Adair Cornwell, 
and George Raymond Kingsland of Los Angeles. The wedding of the 
couple will take place in February, and will be a quiet affair. 

GOGDRICH-WHITNEY.— The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Goodrich 
and Dr. James "Whitney is announced. Miss Goodrich is a daughter 
■of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goodrich of San Jose and Berkeley. 

KING-CURTL— The engagement of Miss Laura King and Mr. F. P. Curti 
is announces. Miss King has recently come to California from her 
home at Berwick-on-Tweed. England, and has been visiting friends 
at Carmel-by-the-Sea. 

MORSE-GRIFFITHS. — The engagement of Miss Marjorie Morse and Mr. 
Farnum P. Griffiths is announced. The marriage will take place In 
the spring. Miss Morse is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Morse 
of Fruitvale. Mr. Griffiths is a University of California man, and at 
present is secretary to President Wheeler. 

WEDDINGS. 

1 iUNCOMBB-WHITAKER. — At a pretty ceremony which was held in the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Osgood in Gough street. Miss Doro- 
thy Duncombe. the attractive daughter of Mrs. Wm. S. Duhcombe, 
became the bride of "William Earle Whitaker Thursday evening. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
CUNNINGHAM-SARGENT.— The wedding of Miss Mary Cunningham, 
the attractive daughter of Mrs. James Cunningham, and Murray Sar- 
gent, will be celebrated in New York. Jan. 18th. The ceremony will be 
performed at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, in the church of St. 
Thomas. A reception will follow at the home of the bride's mother 
at 124 East Fifty-fifth street. 

LUNCHEONS. 

FEN WICK. — Mrs. Frederick Fen wick entertained at a luncheon and 
bridge on Monday at her attractive new home on Pacific avenue. 

WHEELER. — Miss Henriette Blanding will be guest of honor at a lunch- 
eon to be given on January 7th, at which the Misses Olive and Eliza- 
beth Wheeler will entertain a number of their friends. 

TEAS. 

COLBURN. — Mrs. Frederick Colburn entertained at an informal tea at 
the Fairmont recently in honor of Mrs. Josephine Gros. 

SHERWOOD. — Mrs. Eugene Sherwood and her daughters. Miss Jessie. 
Miss Isabel and Miss Rose Mary Sherwood, will entertain at a tea 
Sunday afternoon in their beautiful new home in Filbert street. 

SHURTLEFF. — Miss Dorothy Allen made her initial bow to society 
Saturday afternoon at a large tea and reception given in her honor 
in the home of Mrs. Charles A. Shurtleff in Spruce street. The resi- 
dence was attractively decorated for the event with masses of 
poinsettias and roses. 

SMART. — Mrs. Henry Gaillard Smart entertained at an informal tea re- 
cently at her apartments at the Bellevue. A number of the younger 
set were present. 

WHEELER. — Miss Ruth Slack will be the complimented guest at a tea 
and reception given by Miss Olive Brewster Wheeler and Miss Eliza- 
beth Wheeler Saturday afternoon, January 11th. The affair will be 
held in their home in Washington street. 

DINNERS. 
ALLEN. — Mrs. F. H. Allen chaperoned a jolly dinner party at the St. 

Francis recently, and later entertained her guests at the theatre. 
ARMSBY. — Gordon Armsby was host at an elaborate dinner Sunday even- 
ing at the Burlingame Country Club, entertaining a number of 

friends from town and the peninsula. 
BANDMANN. — Miss Florence Bo thin Band man n was the hostess at a 

dinner recently in honor of Miss Genevieve Bothin, at which she 

entertained twenty guests. 
CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crocker entertained at a handsome 

dinner preceding the ball given by Miss Jennie Stone recently. The 

affair took place in the Laurel Court at the Fairmont. 
DE 5 SABLA. — Miss Vera de Sabla was a dinner hostess at the Palace on 

New Year's eve, and with her guests later attended the ball given 

by Dr. Harry Tevis. 
FLOOD. — Mr. and Mrs. James Flood have issued invitations to a large 

dinner which they will give January 17th. Twenty guests will enjoy 

their hospitality, and will later attend the Cinderella ball which 

will be held that evening in the Hotel Fairmont. 
GRIFFITH. — Mrs. E. L. Griffith was hostess at a dinner on Christmas 

at her home in Ross Valley. 
KEENEY. — Mrs. James Keeney entertained at a dinner Monday evening 

In honor of her daughter. Miss Helen Keeney, who, with her. guests, 

afterwards attended the informal dance given by Mrs. Kittle. 
SCOTT. — Miss Ruth Scott and Miss Nadine Ojeda were joint hostesses at 

a dinner recently before the Friday Night Assembly. 
SHERMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Leander Sherman gave a dinner in honor of 

Gottfried Galston recently. 



WINSLOW. — Miss Marie Louise Winslow was hostess at a dinner recently 
preceding the dance given by Miss Flora Miller. 

CARDS. 

HOLIiEN. — Mrs. St. Georgp Holden entertained at an informal bridge 
club in her home in Filbert street Thursday afternoon. 

PARTIES. 

DE YOUNG. — In compliment to her little grand-daughter. Miss Patricia 
Tobin. Mrs. M. H. de Young entertained at a Christmas party in her 
home in California street. Thirty children were bidden to the affair. 

GOVE. — Commandant and Mrs. Charles C. Gove entertained at a Christ- 
mas party and tree in the United States naval training station on 
Yerba Buena Island recently. 

GREENEBATJM. — Mr. and Mrs. Leon Greenebaum gave an informal egg- 
nogg party on Christmas at their home on Spruce street, which was 
a delightful affair. 

GREENFIELD. — Mrs. Elsa Cook Greenfield gave a Christmas party for 
her small son that was a very merry affair. About twenty-five little 
boys and girls enjoyed the tree. 

JURS. — Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jurs gave a New Year's eve party in honor 
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Woodward. 

PEIXOTTO. — Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Peixotto gave one of the jolliest of the 
many New Year's parties, receiving their guests at their home. With 
song and dancing the new year was ushered in. 

STONE. — Miss Jennie Stone was hostess at ;i > hildren's party recently at 
the Fairmont, having about one hundred children of her friends, many 
of the latter coming with their little daughters and sons. The 
Christmas tree was one of the handsomest imaginable, and was 
decorated with ornaments from Germany and Austria. 

TEVIS. — Dr. Harry Tevis gave a New Year's eve party at the Palace 
Hotel Tuesday evening, entertaining about two hundred guests. 

VECKI. — Dr. and Mrs. Victor Veckl entertained a company of their 
f.riends at their home Tuesday evening to see the old year out. 

WEEKS. — Dr. and Mrs. Alanson Weeks were hosts at an eggnogg party 
Christmas day, entertaining a number of their friends. 

WILLIAMS. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alston Williams and Mrs. Henry Wil- 
liams gave a fancy dress New Year's party on Tuesday night at Mrs. 
Williams' residence in Octavia street, entertaining the friends of Miss 
Corona and Miss Florence Williams. 

SUPPER PARTIES. 

CURTIS. — Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Curtis had as their guests of honor at the 
New Year's eve supper at the St. Francis Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Benja- 
min of New York, who are enjoying a visit to San Francisco. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 
FOSTER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jay Foster and their daughter. Miss 
Enid Foster, have left for their country home. La Hacienda, In Ross 
Valley, where they entertained a house party over the week-end. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

STEINHARDT. — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ilelman of London were geusts 
of honor at a theatre party recently, given by Mr. Alexander Stein- 
hardt, after which there was a supper down town. 

MOTORING. 
STEWART. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart are enjoying a motor trip 
through Switzerland with Dr. and Mrs. Seward Webb of New York. 

BALLS. 

BREEDEN. — Friday night the Burlingame Country Club was the scene of 
carnival gaiety, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Breeden giving a ball there 
in honor of Miss Margaret Ca 

DANCES. 
BLETHEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Blethen entertained about one hun- 
dred of their friends Saturday evening al a dance t" celebrate the 

opening of the new wings of the Colonial Hotel. 
BOTHIN.— Mrs. Jane Whittier I :. > t } j i r i m.ve a pretty dancing party at the 

home of her father. F. W. Whittier, recently, entertaining in honor 

of her daughter, Miss Genevieve, who is home from -Miss Bennet's 

BChOOl in New York. 
BREEDEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence Breeden entertained their 

friends at a fancy dress ball at the Burlingame Country Club on 

Friday. 
DE YOUNG. — The Misses Kathleen and Phyllis de Young gave a dancing 

party at their home Tuesday evening*. 
HAMILTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton have sent out invitations 

for a dance to be given Friday evening", January 24th. The Spreckela 

mansion on Pacific avenue, where the rlamlltons are spending the 

winter, has a large ballroom on the lower floor, and the dance will 

take place there. 
HOLBROOK. — About forty coupl-s enjoyed the Christmas dance at which 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Holbrook, Jr., entertained. The affair was 

held in their home in Filbert street. 
KILGARIF. — Miss Doris Kllgaiif was hostess al a dance Tuesday evening 

at her home on Vallejo street, the guests including one hundred 

and twenty of the sub-debutante set. 



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KITTLE ] ttle a ho tesi &1 a dance M lay evening 

■ i ■ on Bte street, given for her two grandchildren, Joan 

and Kittle Boyd, the latter of whom has come from Groton, Mass., to 
lend bis Chris! mas \ aca Linn. 
MeKUNEJ. Miss Florence McKune, of Sacramento, has issued Invitations 
ce whli b she will give In the Tuesday club house January 

6th. The guest of honor will be Miss Corinne Dlllman, the charming 

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Dlllman. 
MILLER.- The Sorosis Club, In Sutter street, was the scene of a jolly 
e recently, when Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A. Miller entertained in 

honor *of their daughter, Miss Flora Miller, who is spending the 

bollda ] s m this city. 
Ml .i:i;is- Mrs. W, F. Morris has sent out cards for a dancing party at 

n hich she will be hostess this evening at the Victoria. She will 

entertain aboul one hundred guests. 
SCHMEIDELL.— Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Schmeidell gave a dance at the 

Lagunltas Country Club recently for their young daughter, Miss 

Doris, one of the school girls at home for the holidays. 
SCOTT.— Miss Ruth Scott was hostess at a dinner recently at the home 

of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Scott. Jr., on Buchanan street. 

The guest of honor was Miss Nadine de Ojeda. 
STONE.— Miss Jennie Stone entertained at a Christmas dance in honor 

of her nieces, Misses Harriett, Marian and Dorothy Stone, at one 

of the most elaborately appointed and uniquely planned dances of the 

holiday season. 
WALTER. — Mrs. I. N. Walter has sent out invitations for a large dance 

to take place January 25th at the St. Francis. 
WETLTT. — A number of the sub-debutante set of young people spent 

New Year's at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Culien F. Welty's home 

in Presidio Terrace, at a dance. 

RECEPTIONS. 
BROOKE. — Mrs. Roger Brooke gave a large reception at her attractive 

Mn.irtcrs at the General Hospital, Presidio, on Friday from 4 to G 

o'clock, to meet Mrs. E. L. Munson, Mrs. S. J. Morris, and Mrs. W. 

L. Sheep. 
DE YOUNG. — Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young received their friends at a 

New Year's eve reception, dancing and music, with a buffet supper, 

affording a jolly time for several score guests. 
FEBIGER.— Colonel and Mrs. Lea Febiger gave one of the handsomest 

receptions of the winter on Saturday afternoon, their h) I at the 

Presidio being fairly radiant with hundreds of poinsettiaa and pretty 

greenery, The afternoon was a welcome to Colonel and Mrs. Jas. 

M. Arrasmith, the former recently of the Fifteenth Regiment at 

Manila. 
E3TRSCHLER. — Mr. and Mrs. David EHrschle. ; > i ■ option Sundaj 

evening In honor of Mr. Gottfried Qalston, ted pi 

\i i 'i 1 1 1 ay. — General and Mrs. Arthur Murray held i reception between 

the hours of 2 and 6 o'clock at their home in Fort Mason on New 

i ,-;i i 'fl I IS J . 

PLATT .\ i rs. Charles W. Platl save te reception on New 

■ M Day in honor of Miss Vera Vv I and Mi Burrow, th- 

a alstei oi the hostess, who has recently arrived from London. 

SCOTT. A''. ■ Mrs L mce Ervlne Scotl n ■ i ai h to their' 

friends at the! trj place d<<v, > insula Wedn* 

MARTIN.— Mrs, Bleanoi to all her friends after I 

o'clock Wednesday afternoon She was assisted In receiving by sev- 
eral of her friends and members oi her ramily. 

Ml EtRAY, General Arthur Murray received the officers from Uie posts 
around the bay v> it is an old army oustoni thai the officers 

call on •' ITear's day t>> pass thi on with (heir 

commanding ofllccr. 

ad Mrs. \v. w Wymoi 
pi ion "ii o7ednei is i d om I to 6 o'clock. 

ARRIVALS. 

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HEDGES.— Mrs. E. Walton Hedges is here from Santa Barbara, \ I 

her mother, Mrs. Emma Butler. 
IVERS.— Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ivers are here from Honolulu, visiting 

Mr. and Mrs. "William G. Irwin. 
JOUETT.— Lieutenant William Hooper Jouett arrived from New York 

Tuesday, and will be on duty at Fort Winfield Scott. 
KOHL. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kohl have arrived from Washington. 

D. C. They have taken the same suite at the Fairmont which they 

occupied last winter. 
MILLER. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Fritz Miller, who have been at Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, for almost a year, are here visiting Mrs. 

Miller's mother, Mrs. W. H. Miner, at San Mateo. 
OVERTON. — Miss Laurine Overton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. 

Overton, the former the leading banker of Santa Rosa, is In tow*] 

as a guest of Miss Suzette Newton at the Charlemagne. 
PETERS.— Mrs. J. D. Peters and her daughter. Miss Anna Peters, have 

returned to their apartments at the Hotel Fairmont, after having 

passed Christmas at their home in Stockton, 
ROSENHEIM. — Mrs. Fannie Rosenheim has returned from an extended 

European trip. 
SHEA. — Mrs. James Shea and her niece. Miss Kathleen Farrell, who were 

In New York and Boston for several weeks, have returned to their 

home in Octavia street. 
STERNBERG.— Sam F. Sternberg has returned after a delightful visit 

of six months in New York. 
TITCOMB. — Mrs. Charles Titcomb of Los Angeles, and her son, A. 

Titcomb, are visiting in this city, where they are guests at the Hotel 

Sutter. 
WAYMAN,- Mr. and Mrs. Willard O. Wayman have closed their home In 

Ross "Valley, and have taken apartments at the Fairmont, where they 

will be domiciled for the winter. 
YAW. — Madame Ellen Beach Yaw arrived in this city from Los Angeles 

Tuesday, and has taken apartments at the Palace Hotel. 
ZEILE. — Mrs. Frederick Zeile, who has been around the world since last 

February, has returned home, and is again occupying her attractive 

apartments In Van Ness and Pacific avenues. 

DEPARTURES. 

armsby.— Raymond Armsby lias left for Santa Barbara, and is spend- 
ing a week at the Potter. 
BAGLEY. — Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bag-ley have Balled On the Korea fOl 

Yokohama, to be gone several months. 
rarxard.- Dr. Harold Barnard has returned to Sacramento, aftei 

having spent the last fortnight in San FranclBCO as the gu 

friends.. 
i'iiamrkrlin.- Mr. and Mrs, Willard Chamberlln left Thursda 
on, where they will visit the former's relatives. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



A OAtoais Stosry 



Nine years ago I was visiting in the San Joaquin Valley, Cali- 
fornia, where I met a Miss Josie Lagamazeno, who invited a 
number of ladies to the ranch her father had owned in the early 
days of that country which was located some twelve miles from 
the town of Merced. With a span of fine gray horses, a double- 
seated, covered carriage, with ample room for the big hamper 
of substantial iood, we made an early start on Christmas morn- 
ing, bright and sunny, with Mrs. Harle as driver. Seated with 
her was Miss Maude Holley. The back seat was occupied by 
Miss Josie, Jean Harle and myself. We dashed off at a good 
speed to the Merry Christmas wishes of those left behind. 

The first part of the drive was over a nut and fruit planted 
district. At this season, only leafless trees in perfect rows 
showed the acres that had been garnered, except the olive trees, 
whose branches were bending with a bounteous crop of fruit, 
and the oranges and lemons bright in their setting of darkest 
green foliage. The fig trees had dropped their leaves, which 
lay a foot deep on the ground. The vast wheat fields made the 
next change of scenery. Herds of cattle were grazing on the 
stubble and late growth of wheat. After a few miles of this, 
the soil and aspect changed to a hilly, stony, undulating, barren 
ground, inhabited only by prairie dogs, owls and other birds of 
prey. 

Our interest was centered in watching the little communities 
that scattered and ran from one hole in the ground to another, 
bobbing their heads up, and disappearing in a twinkle, or stand- 
ing on their hind legs a full minute, without a sign of life. But 
when they moved, they were so quick you could not see the ac- 
tion of their legs. 

As we approached the Merced River, a fine growth of native 
trees bordered the banks, and the soil was dark and fertile. 
Large bunches of mistletoe grew on the trees in magnificent 
clusters. It looked curious to see the white, waxy berries and 
olive green leaves growing in abundance, without soil, from the 
naked branches of the trees. The holdfast was firm, and in 
some cases the main stalk was as large as the branch it grew 
from. 

We agreed that, on our return, we would gather some for 
home decoration. An old Chinese settlement was the next point 
to absorb our attention. The old shacks, with their palm- 
thatched roofs, had gone to decay, and were even moss-grown. 
The settlement was made forty years before, and now the for- 
mer occupants had purchased ranches and become an indus- 
trious community. We met a wagon drawn by fine horses, and 
driven by a Chinaman. There were six Chinese men and wo- 
men in the wagon. They were all acquainted with Miss Josie, 
and the typical expression so usual on their faces changed to a 
broad grin. After a friendly chat we drove on. I noticed a box 
of Chinese lilies in the wagon, which were probably intended 
for Christmas presents. 

Two miles more and we were at the end of our ride. After a 
descent in the road, the horses pranced up a small hill ; at the 
top we drew in at the old Lagamazeno home, where Miss Josie's 
father took his bride, reared his family, and had passed with his 
wife to the Beyond several years before. The old Chinaman, 
who began life with them at the ranch, was still there. He, with 
his two sons, gave us a hearty welcome, and cared for the 
horses. They had been busy plowing and planting sweet pota- 



toes, but left their work to give us a pleasant day. To digress 
a little, I will never forget the rich, mellow soil that had been 
plowed, and with the warm sunshine, the day was like spring, 
and full of joy and delight. 

We were given the use of a cabin, where we removed our 
wraps and placed the basket of luncheon on a long table, and 
were then ready to explore the place. Our first move was a 
walk through the chestnut avenue. Occasionally a tenacious 
burr could be seen on the naked trees. I could not resist the 
childhood caper to run through the dry leaves, which lay amde 
deep on the ground. The charm did not end with that, as many 
nuts were under the cover, and I picked up nearly a quart, as 
fresh as just from the burrs. We each thought this alone worth 
the coming. 

We walked on to the river, and with the same childish pleas- 
ure, threw pebbles into the rippling waters, passing the vineyard 
where only some dried grapes told of the vintage. 

Returning to the cabin, we found a fire ready to heat our 
coffee, and soon the table was spread for eating. The host and 
his sons were invited to join us, but they declined, and we did 
not know until later that we had almost offended them by 
bringing our luncheon. Up to this time we had not met the 
wife of the married son, who was the mother of two children, 
a boy and a girl. Both were dressed in Chinese costume. 

Luncheon over, we sent a cake to the son's wife. It was then 
we learned through the old Chinaman that they would have 
gladly entertained us with a warm dinner, and we must not 
come again with our lunch. He possessed the proper spirit of 
a host. He had lived on the ranch over forty years, and since 
the death of its owner had leased and worked it. Miss Josie 
was like one of his own children. The old Chinaman took us 
through the vault where his new wine was stored, and showed us 
his purchase of the week before of tea, coffee, rice and many 
other articles of food direct from the steamer at San Fran- 
cisco, from the Orient, wrapped in the original matting. You 
would conclude there was a year's supply. We were then 
taken to the house of the married son, and introduced to all, 



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after which tea was brought in. The dry leaves were put into 
quaint china bowls and hot water turned in; then a saucer was 
placed over the bowl as a cover, until the tea was infused. As 
we chatted we sipped the tea, and felt as much at home as 
though we were in an American house. The wife was very 
intelligent, and was a Californian by birth. When we arose to 
leave, she accompanied us. Passing along the walk, Miss Holley 
noticed a high board fence enclosing a strip of ground not over 
twenty feet wide by fifty long. A little thatched cabin was 
within the enclosure. 

Over this fence had grown the "luffa" or dishrag gourd. The 
vines, leaves and pods were brown and ripe. It was a curiosity, 
as well as decorative. The pods hung ten to twelve inches long, 
and were very abundant. 

The little Chinawomen in black coat and light blue trowsers 
and hair so slick asked Miss Holley if she would like some of 
the pods of the luffa. She was only too glad to get them. Re- 
turning to the house for scissors, she clipped off dozens of pods, 
giving some to all of us. She looked very picturesque as she 
gathered them. I thought this little thatched cabin might be 
their Joss-house, but did not learn. Soon being ready for the 
return home, each held a thankful heart for the pagan Chinese, 
and gave them our wishes for a Merry Christmas, although they 
did not worship Christ, they lived "peace on earth and good will 
to man." 

Turning our faces homeward, each person was on the look-out 
for the mistletoe. One bunch in particular took our united 
strength to bend the branch of the tree low enough to secure it. 
Success crowned our efforts. It was large enough to fill an or- 
dinary Wash tub. Now the question arose of how we were to 
carry this beautiful specimen. We found a rope in the carriage 
which we tied firmly to the mistletoe, then fastened it to the 
back of the carriage, where it swung gracefully, attracting a 
great deal of attention as we drove into the city. 



INTO HIS OWN HOUSE. 



One of those pleasant affairs which do so much 

to promote harmony and enthusiasm among those who are as- 
sociated in business was the dinner of the employees of A. 
Schilling & Co., held at Techau Tavern on the night of Decem- 
ber 30th. The Tavern is undoubtedly the most popular cafe in 
the city for these functions, as well as for private dinners, and 
there is not an evening in the week that the banquet rooms are 
not in requisition for such occasions. Friday night, December 
27th, Mr. Langerman, secretary of one of San Francisco's 
most important banking institutions, gave a dinner to a num- 
ber of friends. Saturday, December 28th, Mr. Joseph Raas, 
senior member of E. G. Lyons & Raas Co., gave an elaborate 
dinner, and Sunday, December 29th, ex-Judge Cutler, partner 
of former Governor Gillette, was the host at a most enjoyable 
banquet given to a number of friends. The prominence of the 
hosts on these occasions is ample evidence of the high standing 
of Techau Tavern with those who know. 



Mr. Paul Elder announces the first general sale ever 

held in that wonderful book and art emporium. A sweeping re- 
duction of from ten to seventy-five per cent is offered on every- 
thing. In the book room will be rare and antiquarian editions, 
among which are standard sets, memoirs, history and belles 
lettres; also first editions of travel, nature, ethics and reference 
books. Mr. Elder will also place on sale his stock of pictures, 
hand carved frames and mouldings, original designs in jewelry, 
pottery. Oriental art, baskets, metal. Sheffield silver and 
plaques at wonderful reductions. His entire collection of 
children's books are reduced from ten to seventy-five per cent. 
The clearance of the fiction library is interesting. Novels pub- 
lished to sell for $1.50 are reduced to 25 cents and 75 cents 
each. No one can afford to miss this gTeat opportunity to add 
to their library and art works. 



A Story of the Suffragettes. 

Mr. Algernon Simpson, M. P., was a member of the Govern- 
ment; really, he was rather an unimportant member of it, but 
in his own estimation he merited a seat in the Cabinet. The 
fact that he did not have one possibly pointed to the fact that 
his idea was wrong. 

One day it chanced that he had notoriety thrust upon him. 
Usually, his speeches Were not reported fully, a few lines being 
the utmost he ever received, and perhaps that was why he be- 
came somewhat careless and haphazard in his remarks. Any- 
way, in a suburban hall he let himself go on the subject of 
Women's Suffrage — and he has been sorry for it ever since. 

For his speech was so stinging, his sentences so florid and 
full-blooded, his opposition to the movement so headstrong and 
uncompromising that all the papers printed those purple pas- 
sages in full, and he was a marked man thenceforth. 

The Women's Associations settled on him as their prey. If 
that was the way he talked about them, they would teach him 
better. If those were his opinions, he would have to learn how 
advisable it would be to change them. 

They started by smashing the windows of his town house. 
Then they took a trip into the country, broke the panes of his 
rural residence, and completely wrecked his conservatories. 

Mr. Algernon Simpson grinned and bore it. There was noth- 
ing else to do but smile and pretend to look pleased. He told 
himself that he was looming large at last in the eye of the pub- 
lic. He believed he was becoming popular. Really, he was 
only becoming notorious. 

The militant ladies smashed his windows so often that the 
insurance companies refused his business on any terms. As he 
was wealthy, this was not an absolutely serious matter, but it 
was hateful to be continually paying out. He got the authori- 
ties to give him a permanent guard on the doorstep. Even 
then the windows suffered occasionally. 

But the ladies turned the major portion of their attentions to 
himself. They assaulted him wherever they met him, and they 
met him pretty often. There was one day when he had to buy 
three new hats in eight hours. 

One reckless creature— pretty girl she was, too — threw a 
stone at him as he sat in his car, and, more by luck than judg- 
ment, hit him. He wore sticking-plaster on his cheek for a 
week. He began to get nervous. 

He painted his car a different color, got a new number, and 
only left his house through the back door in the mews. He 
installed a guard inside the house as well as outside, and even 
then he found a male supporter of the movement engaged as 
an extra waiter one night. The fact broke up his dinner party 
and part of the dinner service. 

He took to disguising himself, so far as was consistent with 
his dignity. He changed his style of costume, wore a different- 
shaped hat every day, and all sorts of coats. 

Then came the night of the finishing touch. On leaving his 
club, he found a crowd around his car and several policemen 
wrestling with a couple of ladies who had smashed its windows, 
ripped its cushions, and chained themselves to its doors. Mr. 
Simpson stole away and went home by tube. 

All was quiet at home; detectives were outside, and the night 
watch on duty in the hall. The tired, dispirited politician went 
upstairs and knocked at his wife's door. 

"Open the door, dear," he said. 

"Not till you agree to give us Votes!" came his wife's voice, 
serene but stern. 

"What, my darling?" he gasped. "Open the door— do." 

"Never!" said his darling. "Never, until you join us. I 
•-d to-day!" — Richard Morion in John Bull. 



-Once men fought tyrants for their liberty; now they fight 



each other for the same thing. 



You don't really lose weight in a Turkish bath estab- 

urt; you only lose sleep. 



"Why did you let him kiss you without making a strug- 
gle?" "Well, mother, he's too lazy to put up a fight for a kiss." 
— Kansas City Journal. 






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January 4, 1913. 



§®ekH Hiatal P@ir§©im<3il U®mi> 



(Continued from Page 17.) 

FENWICK.— Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fenwick took 

semite lor the New Year holidays. 
G REE NW AT.— Edward Greenway has gom for a 

few weeks, and spent Christmas al C 

HARVEY.— Captain and Mrs. Waller Harvey I '"S l " or 

Fort Harrison, Montana, where Captain Harvi 

Fourteenth Infantry. 
HINCKLEY.— Miss Helen Hinckley, who has bi - the winter 

with the Misses Harriet, Marian and Helen Stom . i evada 

for the holidays. 
HITCHCOCK.— Mr. and Mrs. TOti, Gre 

their home in Burlingame, afl i '" lhis 

city as the guests of the latter's 

Mrs. John Dium. 
HOOPER.— Mrs. William E. Hoopt i Ul ' in 

San Jose, after having spent the v ol Mrs. Wm. 

C. Lyon, in her home in Van Ness ave 

HUNT.— Miss Floride Hunt left Tui to visit her 

uncle and aunt, Judge and i William Hun1 
JIIDIS.— Mrs. Alphonse Judis and her sun. Frank, hav< ■'■ pe. 

They will go to Egypt and spend sev ral months traveling 

River country, and later will be loined" bj ■ who 

did not accompany them abroad. 
MASTEN,— Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Manu en and I ■■ 

have gone to Coronado to spend th 
PILLSEURY.— Mr. and Mrs. Hora< Isbury left Honda f03 

Boston. 
WARNER. — Miss Alice Warner of Monterey, 

guest of Miss Jane Hotaling for the pasl 

Monte. She was accompani< i Fox. 

WOOLWORTH.— Miss Helen Woolworth, v. 

weeks in this city as the guest of friend 

she will remain for several months. 

INTIMATIONS. 

BANE.— Captain and Mrs. Thurman Harrison Bane, U. S. A., have taken 

an apartment in New York for the winl season 
BENEDICT.— Mrs. Egbert Judson Benedict Is spending th« 

Paris with friends. 
BOURN. — Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Bourn spent Christmas with their daughter, 

Mrs. Arthur Rose Vincent, at her home, Muck] Ireland. 

BROWN. — Mrs. C. Elwood Brown, who has been abroad all 

has returned, and is now in Washington, visiting friends before 

returning to her home in this 
CHAFFEE. — Lieutenant-General and Mrs. 

ing as their house guests in Los Angeles over the holidays their 

daughter, Mrs. George French Hamilton, and hei two children, Adna 

Chaffee Hamilton and Katherine Hamilton. 
CHURCHILL. — Mrs. E. W. Churchill and her son. K< 

from New York for Europe to join Miss Dorotl 
CLARK. — Mrs. John Rodgrers Clark is planning to iill for 

Europe, to make an extended 
COOK. — Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cook, of Rio 

town as guests of friends. 
CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. -Charles Templi ton Croi i 

end at Uplands, entertaining severs 
CROCKER. — Henry Crocker, Jr., and his sister, M 

are attending school in the East. 

New York with friends. 
DAVIS. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard William Davis returned Tuesday from 

Burlingame, where they were the E ic-end. 

FAY. — Miss Edna Fay, who left the e;ui pari ol the th forth 

is spending the holidays in Springfield, Ohio. 
FREEMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Freeman 

Victoria, B. C, as the guests of Mrs. I > man I r, Mis, F. I >. 

Little. 
HAMMON. — Mr. and Mrs. Wendell m ■ among the 

who spent Christmas in New York, 
HOOPER. — John Hooper opene.l Ins 

over Christmas, and the members of his family went down from 

town. 
JACOBS. — Mr. Isador Jacobs, president Ol 

who is at present in the Hawaiian [stands, in conn tion i Ith the 

firm's pineapple interests, will return aboul January 17th. 
JOHNSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Otis Johnson, v. ade their hi 

Fort Bragg since their marriage, are ding 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Marvin and Mr. and M- 
MARTIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Martin and their small daugl i 

and Mrs. Liddell of Ross, are sj 

Mrs. Robert Tibbitts at Los Gatos. 
McFARLAND. — Mr. and Mrs. Elton Bail- ' McFa li little 

daughter are spending the holidays with Mr and Mrs. 

in their home in Broadway. 
MINTURN. — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Minturn, Ji ling the 

holidays with the latter's parents, -Mr. and Mrs. I ■:... rd E rett, In 

Pacific avenue.. Mrs. Minturn was ett. 

MINTTIER. — Miss Mauricia Mintzer and her brother, 

have leased a house in Buchanan street for the rest of the nl r, 
MORROW. — Judge W. W. Morrow and Mrs. Morrow are the guests of 

Captain and Mrs. Augustus Fechteler in Washington, D. C. 



NIELSCN. — Mrs. William Delaware Niclson, - who has joined her son, 
Felton Elkins, at the St. Regis apartments, will remain here several 
weeks. 

Cutler Paige is spending the holidays at Santa Barbara, where 
hi has many friends who are i ntertaining him. 

i :i vi: Fi :es Phelps, the attractive fiancee of Mr. Charles 

_ ... Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Belden in Ross. 
no.SS '■'- ■ Josephine- Ross and their chaperon, Mrs. 

hi Behrens, are in Rome, Where they will remain until after 
the hplidi 
jjj, ,i - :._.Miss Agnes Tobin arrived in New York last week from England. 
where she has spenl a year In London with her friend, Mrs. Alice 
nell. 

Waltei i: WebBter have taken a suite at the 
I St. Francis, They leave in February on a tour of the world, re- 
ma g i Carlsbad and Nauheim for Beveral months next summer. 



"So he took you out motoring the other evening?" "Yes 

— what of it?" "Do you think he is in love with you?" "I 
think so. I know that every time I spoke to him the motor 
tried to climb a tree or jump a fence." — Houston Post. 



The House 'of Lords has decided that the Crystal Palace 

may be sold, and it is said that a syndicate of Suffragettes has 
offered, if the building is to be demolished, to do the work for 
nothing, just for the sake of the practice. — Punch. 



Dr. Clyd P and Dr. Eugene Payne, dentists, have resumed 

tit avenue. Telephone Kearny 66. Hours: 9 to 4. 



STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

BANK OF ITALY 

Member Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco; the San Fran- 
cisco Clearing House Association. 
DEi KM BEK 31, 1912. 
ASSETS. 

First mo estati $3,929,079.13 

Real Estate, banfc I Ixtui ea and 

i Its 638. 986.86 

ral and personal) 768 

i ■ .in 30,886.10 

other assets 38,871.36 

Stal i inlcipal and other 

$1,846,768.60 

...■ (collateral and pei sonal) 2,400. 106.25 

CASH 1.580,478.43 5.827,653.28 

$11,228,814.56 

LIABILITIES. 

$1,000,000.00 

Surplus and undivided profits 251. 137. 30 

30.473.00 

.lit 30,886.10 

ITS 9,916,018.16 

$11,228,814.66 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, CITY AND COUNTY OF 
SAN FRANCISCO. 
A. P, . arately duly sworn, 

i . i i.iiMni is Vice-President 

and that *ai,l A. Pi ' I :.!,]■: i.l" Italy, the cor- 

poration ind that evary statement contained 

LP. Gl '■ XXIN'I. 
A. PEDKINI. 
me tliis ::ist .lay of December. 1912. 
MAS S. BTJKNBS Notary Public. 

The Story of Our Growth 

As Shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Assets 

I, 19M 1285.«6.V7 

December ji, 1905 $1,021,790.80 

December 31, 1906 
December 31. 1907 .... 
December 31, 1908 
December 31, 1909 
December 31, 1910 
December 31, 1911 
December 31, 1912 



S1,S'JV,<H7,:S 

S2.221.347.36 

$2,S/ 4,004.90 

$3,817,217.79 

$6,539,861.47 
$8,379,347.02 
$11,228,814.56 



OFFICERS: 

CATENA President 

\. I', GIANNIN1 lo 

A. H. GIANN1NI . .li 

IRIN1 Cashier 

II. SCHLIEWIENSKY 

\ 

w. w. 

Mgr. Market-St. Branch 

A. J. FERROGGIARO 



Assistant Cashier. 

P. KRONENBERO. JR 

Assistant Ca 

C. W. BULL Ust Cashier 

A. A. MICHELETT1 Asst Ca n 
IV. 10. P.LAUER..Asst. C 
HEN'Y TV. HAGEN.Asst Cash'r 

LINVAL II. CASTLH 

Assistant C 



SAVINGS DEPOSITS MADE ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 10TH 
WILL EARN INTEREST FROM JANUARY 1ST. 

HEAD OFFICE— S. E. Cor. Montgomery and Clay Streets 

Market St. Branch — Junction Market, Turk and Mason Sts. 
San Mateo County Branch — Cor. B St, and 3d Ave., San Mateo. 
Santa Clara County Branch — Cor. Santa Clara and Lightston Sts., 
San Jose. 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



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©y 1Fip©s1 Emmersoffii ©rooks 



On the shores of the Twentieth Century Sea, 
Where the laughing Pacific rolls up in her glee, 

Through the gates that are gold 

Brave Portola foretold 
San Francisco the wonderful city should be. 

fair-City Beautiful! 

Rare City Beautiful! 
Pearl on the rim of an emerald bay! 

Climate, so rapturous, 

Flowers that capture us, 
God of the marvelous making display. 

The breath of the sea and the sunshine that glows 
Make her women as fair as the blush of the rose; 

Women fashioned so rare. 

There is naught to compare 
Save the fruit that the God of the vineyard bestows. 

While her flower-strewn hills and her palm valleys hold 
More enchantment than Eden's fair garden of old, 

Here this Queen of the West 

Bids the World be her guest 
As she treads through the roses with sandals of gold. 




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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



MODERN LOVERS. 

They were two very modern lovers, and they sat beneath 
a large rock in a secluded part of the beach. He was a poet 
and idealist who had gained some little reputation for his re- 
search work in sociology and economic evolution. She was 
a Master of Arts from Girton, and had once been interviewed 
by a newspaper on the subject of vegetarianism. 

They were discussing the marriage ceremony. 

"If it wasn't for that foolish convention I know we could 
be happy forever!" she said, with considerable spirit. 

"It is annoying," he agreed, "but, of course, it's really the 
law. Can't we fix it up some way? I'll be agreeable to any- 
thing. What do you object to principally?" 

"I object to the promise to 'love, honor and obey.' " 

"All of it?" 

"Yes, all of it. First, I object to promising. How can two 
people know v hat is going to happen throughout a long life ? 
They may be perfectly sincere in thinking that they're going to 
feel the same way always, but they don't really know, and with- 
out exact knowledge of the future, one cannot safely promise." 

"It's certainly an important point,'-' he replied meditatively, 
"and we should think about it carefully. But let's .see. What 
else is there? You don't object to the 'love,' do you?" 

"I certainly do! It's too vague. Nobody knows what love 
is. It is a word that absolutely defies clear definition. Then 
why use it? It is so silly to use words that mean nothing." 

"I agree with you thoroughly, sweetheart. After all, it is 
but a relic of barbarism. But how about the 'honor?' " 

"It is open to the same objection. It means so very little. 
And it certainly adds nothing to the thought. If a wife loves a 
husband she honors him, of course. And if she honors him, she 
loves him. At the very best, it is a useless repetition." 

"Quite right, dearie!" he responded, nestling up a little closer. 

"And as for 'obey,' " she went on, "we have discussed that 
before. Nobody nowadays expects a wife to obey her husband 
— that is, anybody who knows anything. It's too absurd to talk 
about!" 

"Of course!" he said emphatically. "You're perfectly right." 

They were silent a moment. Then he drew a pencil and pad 
from his pocket. "I think I know how to fix it!" he remarked, 
as he began to write. 

"How would this do?" he asked, when he had finished. "It 
will enable us to conform to the conventionality of the thing, 
and yet prove to the world that we know what we're about. 
Listen: T promise (knowing full well that I may change my 
mind at any time) to love (with the understanding that the 
meaning of the word is extremely vague and that no satisfac- 
tory or comprehensive definition has ever been devised), honor 
(which is open to the same objection and is fully covered by the 
foregoing), and obey (it being agreed, however, that no orders 
shall be given.)' How is that?" 

"Fine!" she said, clapping her hands enthusiastically. "You 
are so capable!" she added, and threw her arms around him 
ecstatically. 

He put the pad back into his pocket and they continued to 
sit beneath the rock in a secluded part of the beach. When the 
moon came up it looked down upon two modern lovers who, in 
their actions and attitudes, appeared in nowise different from 
the many others he had seen in the same spot in previous cen- 
turies. — E. 0. J., in London Opinion. 



THE PROBLEM OF POSSESSION. 

So this was the end of his dream. He could have sworn she 
cared for him. Her every action had seemed to show it. At 
their very first meeting, she had appeared more than friendly 
— had even permitted him to take her home. As for him, he 
had desired her from the first — and had risked much for her, 
swearing she should be his. He had waited till the dusk and 
led her in by the back door, then, in silence, he had hurried her 
to his own room. Turning the key, he dropped with an ex- 
clamation of relief into an easy chair, and looked upon her 
hungrily. She stood in silence before the fire, gazing at the 
glowing embers. She was panting a little, but showed no sign 
of fear. Now and again she turned her eyes upon him — deep, 
liquid-brown eyes, in which a hint of affection already gleamed, 
and a suggestion of appeal which he found it difficult to resist. 
He rose and took her in his arms. She made no resistance, but 



rather yielded to him, and pressed her lips to his cheek for an 
instant. 

She stayed with him that night. 

In the morning the enormity of his act struck him with 
startling force. No one but he knew of her presence in the 
house. It was not in the nature of things that she could remain 
in his room long undetected. His mother or his sisters might at 
any moment demand admittance and wonder at his refusal. He 
had done a mad, a foolish thing. Oh, yes; he knew it well 
enough; but as his gaze rested upon her graceful shape he 
felt that even had he been married, he would have done the 
same. 

But, as the morning light grew stronger, he realized the 
necessity for immediate action. He must get her out of the 
house — somehow, and at once. Dressing swiftly, but pausing 
now and then to caress her soft brown hair, he impressed on her 
the necessity for silence, and hurried her forth the way she 
had come. What could he do with her, he asked himself 
wildly? Much as he would have given to keep her in his 
possession, he realized the risks he ran, and grew cold with 
fear. Could he keep her at some distant place, where he might 
visit her occasionally, unseen? But he knew no one to whom 
he could entrust her with safety. He must give her up. There 
seemed to be no alternative. In the darkness of last night he 
had dreamed of having her always with him. But the garish 
light of day dissipated the delectable vision. It was not to be. 
That she would be willing to remain with him always he 
fancied he could see. Had she not caressed his hands, his 
lips? "Oh, that I might have you always!" he exclaimed, 
resting his hand for a moment caressingly upon her perfect 
shoulder. 

At that instant she sprang from his side, and sped swiftly up 
the road towards an approaching figure. 

Thus discarded, he stood for a moment filled with bitter 
thoughts. "That is evidently her owner," he said, turning on 
his heel, and leaving the Irish terrier bitch gamboling about 
the feet of her recovered master. — "Retlaw." 



A New Year's Resolution : Make a resolution to bring 

home a box of Geo. Haas & Sons' candies often during the 
New Year. Four stores at which to purchase them: Phelan 
Building; Fillmore at Ellis; Polk at Sutter, and 28 Market St., 
near Ferry. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Italian-American Bank. 
For the half-year ending i smber SI. 1912, a dividend has been de- 
clared -it the rati ol four > 1 1 per cenl pel annum on all 

posits, iv i' taxes, p Janus ry -. 1918. 

Dividends nol i illed foi n 111 b< idded to the prlni p and beai tl 

rom -i.innary ]. 1918. Money deposited on oi befori 
January i". 1913, win • from January 1 

a SBARBi iRO n ildent. 
Office. — s. B. Coi 'i nento sts, 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

(The German Bank.) 

For tin"- hair yeat ending i mbei 81, 1912, a dividend ha 

it tin- rate o per annum on deposits, free of 

taxes, payable on and afl day, January -. 1918, Dividends not 

called i'" arc added I leposil accounl and earn dividend! 

i 1913 

GEORGE TOURNY, Manager. 
Office— 526 California street. Mission Bi 

Twenty-s id, Richmond District Bra h — Cor. Clement St. ami 7th Ave. 

Haighl si. Bram ii Coi nei i [ale ! B ivedi re sis. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Security Savings Bank. 
For the halt year ending D rid upon all deposits 

at the n taxes ■ 111 be payable 

•i.n ami after January 2, 1913 

s. [.. ABBi 'i Vice-T 

i iffli . 816 Montgomi rj Btri 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings Bank. 
For ii'- hall year ending December 31, i912, a dividend has bei 

clared a! : n » cenl per annum on all Havings deposits, 

free of taxes, payable on ami after Thursday, January 2, 1913. Dividends 
in, i .ail,., i for are added i" ami bear the same rat,- of Interest as tin* 

principal from .January 1, 1913. 

II. C. KLEVBSAHL, Cashier. 
Office— 783 Market St., near Fourth. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Bank of Italy. 
For tin ii' Ing December 81. 1912, a dividend has been de- 

il four i t ' per cent per annum 

td afl i i 1 1 : : , i 2, L913 Dividends not 

called i and be: amc rati of it a - thi prl 

from January 1. 1913 tfon •■ i [ted on or before January inth will 

earn interest from January 1st. 

L. SCATENA, President A. PEDRIN) 
Offico— s. E. Cor. Montgomery and Clay Streets. Market St, Branch 
Junction Marki-t, Turk unci Mason streets. 



January 4, 1913. 



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By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The year coming to a close has been a notable one from the 
viewpoint of good roads enthusiasts in any direction. It would 
be noteworthy if there were nothing else to record than the 
action of many States in making liberal roads appropriations. 
New York tops the list with the $50,000,000 bond issue, added 
to its previous appropriation of an equal amount. Pennsyl- 
vania follows with a proposed $50,000,000 appropriation, which 
there is assurance will be favorably acted upon by its State 
Legislature. In California, an $18,000,000 bond issue is now 
being expended; in Maine, the $2,000,000 bond issue has been 
authorized to be met by the automobile fees; smaller appro- 
priations in other States all point to a vast betterment in road 
conditions in the next few years. The defeat of the $50,000,- 
000 bond issue in Ohio is the only discouraging feature of 
the year, and even this, according to Ohio good roads advo- 
cates is certain to be reconsidered in the near future. 

Of the many conventions held during the year, two are 
especially noteworthy. The American Road Congress at Atlan- 
tic City, N. J., brought together road builders and road users 
in enthusiastic co-operation. Most important, however, was 
the first Federal Aid Good Roads Convention called by the 
American Automobile Association, and held in Washington, D. 
C, in January, and out of which have already come results 
far-reaching, and which give promise of greater things at no 
distant day. 

The Federal Aid Convention formulated the proposal for 
the appointment of a Congressional committee to investigate 
and report upon the whole subject of Federal participation in 
highway construction. The resolution providing for such a 
commission was adopted by Congress, the Commission was ap- 
pointed, and is now at work. The Federal Aid sentiment, al- 
ready strong in Congress, found further expression in the ap- 
propriation of $500,000 for the improvement of rural post 
roads, and the good roads enthusiasm stimulated and crystal- 
ized by the A. A. A., with the agricultural, business and high- 
way associations co-operating, has spread throughout the 
United States, so that the beginning of 1913 finds the Federal 
Aid question to be not one of whether the government should 
spend national funds upon roads, but as to the form which 
such appropriations should take. 

Even though there is little likelihood of the present Congress 
taking any important action on the subject of Federal Aid, the 
Joint Committee is busily engaged collecting data and in- 
formation upon which to base its report. All but one of the 
members of the Joint Committee have either been re-elected 
to the House, or their continuance in the Senate is assured. 
As a result, the 63d Congress, when it comes into existence on 
March 4, 1913, will have before it a volume of information on 
the subject of good roads never before available, and which 
will be of vast service in formulating a policy of Federal Aid. 

The second Federal Aid Convention, to be held in Washing- 
ton simultaneously with the beginning of the new Congress, 
will bring the organized motorists, the farmers, and the busi- 
ness men, who will be represented there into closer co-operation 
with Congress on this matter, and undoubtedly will result in 
speedy action along Federal Aid lines. This belief that 1913 
will see the beginning of a new national roads policy is 
strengthened by the fact that the new President of the United 
States has placed himself convincingly on record in favor of 
Federal Aid. 

• • • 

Gradually the roads have been given over to the use of the 
motorists, in Golden Gate Park, and now after years of exclu- 
sion of the auto owner, he will soon be permitted to invade the 
last closed section of the public playground, the panhandle. 

At the last meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners it 
was unanimously carried that the parkway, known as the pan- 



handle, be thrown open to' motor car traffic on and after Feb- 
ruary 1, 1913. While there was no dissenting voice to the 
proposition, it was decided that, should any vigorous protest 
be made to the proposition, the commissioners would recon- 
sider their action. Practically every other one of the park 
paths were opened to the motorists in the same fashion, and as 
no appeals to close them have been heard, it is most likely 
that the panhandle will be no exception to what seems to have 
been the general rule. 

In the early days when the automobile was regarded skepti- 
cally by all except the owners, the owner had to undergo 
an examination as to what he knew of his machine and how 
he could stop it. Then he was given a park license, if the ex- 
amination was satisfactory to the examiners. This license con- 
sisted of a number and an identification card bearing his pho- 
tograph and his general description. Armed with this, he was 
allowed to motor along the south drive, then an unfrequented 
and unattractive path to the ocean beach. 

Gradually more roads were opened to him, until every road 
in the park, with the exception of the path circling the music 
stand and the panhandle, were his to use free of charge. Then 
on October of this year, the commissioners decided to remove 
the barrier to the music concourse, and allow the motor car 
owner to enjoy the Sunday concerts while moving slowly in his 
automobile, as he did when the horse and carriage were in 
vogue. It is generally conceded that the Yosemite will undergo 
the same changes as has Golden Gate Park — that before long 
all roads will be opened for the motorists in that natural won- 
derland. Wherever the motor car has been given a chance, it 
has demonstrated its safety in time. 

* * * 

For every swear word spoken this year by members of the 
clerical force in the Michelin tire factory at Milltown, a fine of 
one cent has been dropped in the "profane box" for the Salva- 
tion Army. The box contained $4.98 on the 28th of December. 
Somebody then said "damn" twice to make the sum an even 
$5.00 There are one hundred clerks, making an allowance of 
five "cuss words" each per month, or on an average of one 
each week. 

* « * 

Kitty Gordon, star of Victor Herbert's latest operatic suc- 
cess, "The Enchantress," and who is reputed to be the most 
beautiful woman in America, recently selected a Grinnell elec- 
tric, equipped with Motz tires. With these Motz cushion tires, 
which are used by all the leading electric pleasure car makers, 
no woman need fear delay or inconvenience due to tire trouble. 
The perfection of the type of tire which gives this security has 
removed the only objection to the electric as a car for women, 
and is bound to give a tremendous impetus to the electric 
pleasure car industry. 

* • • 

An automobile owned by the Bank of California, and 
equipped with Knight tires, has traveled 7,500 miles on its non- 



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ALEX D. SHAW & CO. 

Pacific Coast Agents 

214 Front St., San Francisco 



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January 4, 1913. 



skid equipment, and the surfaces of the tires are still sharp 
enough to hold it on the road under any conditions. The 
driver of the car says that all kinds of roads have been en- 
countered. There was mud in plenty, sand, wet city pave- 
ments, and almost every other kind of going motorists have 
learned to dread because of the tendency of their car sliding 
sideways. The bank machine held its course through them 
all, and found traction up the most difficult hills without use of 
chains. 

• * * 

A new system installed in the motor testing department of 
the Moon motor car shops at St. Louis makes it possible to 
operate the testing department without using any of the power 
developed in the main power plant. 

In addition, this system enables the testers to secure accu- 
rate records of the actual performances of each motor which 
passes through their hands on the way to the assembling de- 
partment. 

The Moon testers, heretofore, have run each motor by belt 
drive for many hours to wear the bearings, and prepare it for 
test under its own fire. Now each motor being tested under its 
own fire drives another motor through the wearing-in period, 
and no power whatever is delivered to the testing department 
from the outside. 

The new system involves handling equipment, racks and 
couplings, whereby a large number of pairs' of motors may be 
tested at one time. Each pair consists of a motor running un- 
der its own fire, and the motor which is being worn-in, and for- 
merly requiring belt-drive power from the main power plant. 

• * * 

A typographical error occurred in the Christmas edition of 
the San Francisco News Letter whereby the name of John 
S. McMillan Sons were credited with being the representatives 
of many of the important agencies carried by the well known 
firm of Hughson & Merton. As a matter of fact, the McMillan 
Sons are agents for the Rajah Auto Supply Company and not 
for the balance of the companies. The Hughson & Merton 
Company has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, 
Portland and Denver, and are prepared to meet all demands for 
automobile accessories. 

» • • 

H. G. Deupree, for the past two years prominently connected 
with the Remy Electric Company of Anderson, Indiana, has 
resigned to become vice-president and active executive of a 
large real estate company. Deupree is a well known young 
man in the automobile world, having joined the Remy Electric 
Company at the time the company was doing about $300,000 
worth of business per year. At the present time the sales 
are in excess of $3,000,000 per year. Deupree will remain with 
the Remy Company until January 1st, and may be retained in 
an advisory capacity in the advertising work for some weeks 

thereafter. 

• • • 

Colonel Hewes, of the Pacific Motor Company, is positive 
that the coming year will witness a great increase in sales over 
1912. He takes the demand for Cole cars as one to prove his 
statement. Cole agencies are in demand throughout his ter- 
ritory, and he insists that the greatest worry the distributing 
company has encountered is its inability to get cars fast enough 
to meet the demand. Last week the San Francisco branch sold 
thirteen Cole cars, which shows the demand for this make. He 
is confident of the ability of the Cole to meet any demand made 
of it, as the strenuous tests have proved its stamina. 

• * * 

The Chalmers Motor Company has taken the factory from 
its spacious grounds to New York City — or they have taken 
a fairly good substitute, which is a large papier mache picture in 
relief, showing the entire factory. It is in the show window 
of the Paige Company, and is getting value received for the 
money invested in window space. It is sufficient to attract at- 
tention; but when the man is on the scene, mutely operating his 
pointer, spectators are never lacking. 

• • • 

The Speedwell Motor Car Company is now located in its 
Pacific Coast branch at 1529-1541 Van Ness avenue. Mr. Os- 
born announces that the "Speedwell Six" is beyond compari- 
son. The public is invited to visit the new quarters and in- 
spect the new machine. 



A tribute to the present development of the automobile in- 
dustry has been the negotiation of the Berthoud Pass, in. Colo- 
rado, by A. L. Westgard, field representative of the American 
•Automobile Association and United States Government, in a 
Pathfinder "40." The trip he took was one that was feared 
by all tourists between Denver and Salt Lake City. Unusual 
interest was attached to the passage between these two cities, 
as it had been conceded that the route was in an "impassable 
condition." But the Pathfinder "40" did not turn back de- 
feated in the test that tries a motor car in the most extreme 
manner. 

Westgard was met outside of Salt Lake City and accom- 
panied into the city by a procession of autoists who came to 
pay tribute to the prowess of the modern machine. The route 
covered over 500 miles, 300 of which had never before been 
traveled by a motor car of any make, except for a few miles 
at either end. 



Having carried the banners of the Panama-Pacific Inter- 
national Exposition on a 12,000-mile automobile trip through- 
out Europe, Benjamin Sheuerman, president of the California 
Plate and Window Glass Company, recently reported to expo- 
sition headquarters that he found everywhere in his travels 
interest in San Francisco, the Panama Canal and the American 
great Panama celebration in 1915. Banners of "San Fran- 
cisco, 1915," were attached to both sides of Sheuerman's 1912 
Lozier Lakewood. He ran across many Californians, all in- 
terested in San Francisco, and during his tours through many 
of the foreign countries, found every one intensely interested 
in the coming exposition. He says his Lozier was found ade- 
quate in every way to the steepest hills of Europe and success- 
fully negotiated the sharp mountain turns. One of the most 
notable feats of his Lozier lay in climbing the Katzenberg 
in Austria, which has a grade of 32 per cent. 



"A striking development of the commercial car business is 
the great number of new companies that are being incorpor- 
ated for the specific purpose of handling commercial cars," 
says T. R. Lippard, president and manager of the Stewart 
Motor Corporation. 

"Within the last few months, companies have been organized 
for the specific purpose of handling Stewart commercial cars 
in many of the leading cities in the United States. Similar 
companies are being organized all over the country, not only 
for handling our cars, but all other good commercial cars of 
varying sizes and capacities. The commercial car business 
is one that appeals strongly to the thorough-going business 
man, and I look for these companies in the retail commercial 
car business to be unusually successful, because they are un- 
usually well manned." 



The Jackson motor car undoubtedly faces the largest season 
it has ever known in this territory. A. P. Southworth, in speak- 
ing of his expectations, says: 

"We have done an extraordinary winter business, and on the 
basis of that, and the present prospects, I base my prediction 
that this will be a record-breaking year for the Jackson. My 
advice from other dealers and from the factory are to the effect 
that local conditions are typical. Everywhere the Jackson is 
represented, the story is the same. 

"The self-starter is, I believe, responsible for the greater 
number of automobiles sold this fall. It obviates one of the 
greatest drawbacks to winter driving, and undoubtedly has in- 
fluenced many men to purchase cars at this season in preference 
to waiting until spring." 



More than five miles of iron piping of various sizes was used 
by the Garford Company of Elyria in the installation of a 
sprinkler system of fire extinguisher, recently completed. The 
system, which is of the latest design, approved by the under- 
writers, covers every part of the big plant, and is a positive 
assurance against serious damage by fire. Tests made since 
the completion of the work showed that water could be thrown 
into any part of the factory in such volume as to almost ex- 
tinguish any blaze. 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



25 



Notable among the features of Premier 1913 cars is its clean 
appearance. Battery boxes, tool boxes and similar equipment 
are not on the running board. A walnut cabinet in the deep 
cowl of the dash has been provided for carrying the tools. Tl 
battery is suspended just in front of the center of the car, and 
the spare tire carried at the rear. The body has straight line 
and the door hinges are concealed. The upholstering is un- 
usually deep, the seat springs, consisting of a double row of 
coils, one. above the other, with a wire partition between the 
two. Another feature is the arrangement for filling the gasoline 
tank, in the middle of the front seat, and easy of access. In- 
stead of lifting the entire seat, all that is necessary is to raise 
a small portion, which acts as an arm rest. The cars are elec- 
trically lighted throughout by a special generator, which has 
nothing to do with the ignition system. The lamps are electric 
headlights, bull-eyes in the dash, and combination oil and elec- 
tric tail lamp, the white light being thrown across the license 
number. 

The regular equipment includes, in addition to the starter, 
tire inflator and electric lights, a speedometer, which can be 
adjusted to any given mileage, the speed per hour, and the 
grade upon which the car is running. Foot rail, coat rail, jack, 
tire irons, which are on the rear, leaving the running boards 
absolutely clear; complete set of tools carried in a cabinet built 
in the dash; demountable rims with one extra rim, shock ab- 
sorbers and recoil strap. 

• • • 

J. W. Griffith, manager of Heald's Automobile Engineering 
School, has just completed an invention which he believes will 
provide improved valve mechanism for internal combustion 
engines, and which will be more constant and certain in its ac- 
tion and operate with less noise than the poppet valves at pres- 
ent generally in use. Working with him on the device are Geo. 
W. Hedges and Frederick W. Kelley, also connected with 
Heald's Automobile School. 

Griffiths claims, in combination with the crankshaft of the 
internal combustion engine, a valve casing closing the end of 
the cylinder remote from the crankshaft, and having inner ex- 
haust and inlet ports opening into the cylinder and outer ex- 
haust and inlet ports adapted to communicate respectively with 
exhaust and intake conduits, and a valve in the casing rotatable 
about an axis transverse to the axis of the cylinder and adapted 
to connect with each other in succession, the two exhaust ports 
and the two inlet ports. 

Griffiths makes the claim that his improved valve mechanism 
is comparatively noiseless, and is also very efficient, since 
it is not liable to be rendered inoperative by deposits of oil 
or carbon contained in the combustible mixture. 

• « » 

Don Lee, California distributor of the Cadillac, returned 
from the annual sales conference of the Cadillac factory last 
week, and says that within the next two weeks, five hundred 
1913 Cadillacs will have arrived in California. This means that 
this company will do over a million dollars worth of business 
during the next two months. The shipments will consist of 
touring cars, six-passengers, torpedoes, four passenger phae- 
tons, two-passenger roadsters, coupes and limousines. The 
greatest number will be kept in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 
but Sacramento is making big demands for cars, and Fresno 
will have a share. All the other agencies have yet to receive 
cars on their season's allotments. 

All the 1913 models have been received on the Coast except 
the phaeton. Lee returned enthusiastic over this model. He 
says the first of the phaetons will arrive next month, and they 
are beautiful models in every detail. These are the four-pas- 
senger cars. 

• • • 

Reginald Sharp Davis, assistant manager of the Oakland 
Motor Company, left last Thursday for Chicago, on his way 
East, where he will spend two or three days at the factory at 
Pontiac, and will also stop at Pontiac and in Detroit. From 
thence he will proceed to New York to visit his motht • 
departs for Europe on January 22d, after which he will iourney 
on to Bridgeport to visit his brother, R. T. Davis, the president 
of the Locomobile Company of America. He v. 
Bridgeport until the opening of the New York she. 
he will attend. He is also scheduled to visit the Boston and 
Philadelphia branches of the Oakland Motor Com; 



"The day has come when every industrial executive and 
every merchant confronted with a hauling or delivery problem 
is obliged to consider the service of a motor-driven truck," 
says P. S. Nichols, manager of the Standard Motor Car Com- 
pany. "He generally finds that if he is to keep abreast of the 
times, if he is to secure a substantial advantage over his com- 
petitor, he must add one or more to his equipment. Before he 
has proceeded far in his investigation, he discovers that the 
question of cost, up-keep and the like have been thoroughly 
analyzed, and that the answer to the problem points emphati- 
cally to the use of the motor-driven truck. 

"The Federal Motor Truck Company of Detroit, manufac- 
turer of a one-ton truck, has issued a booklet entitled "The 
Federal in Your Line," and it should be of assistance to pros- 
pective buyers, for it contains not only convincing arguments 
in favor of this means of meeting the delivery and hauling 
problems, but also a large number of significant testimonials 

from men engaged in widely different lines of business." 

« » » 

The H. 0. Harrison Company has received the first of the 
three-and-a-half ton Waverley electric trucks. It is furnished 
in three truck models — two, three and a half, and five tons. The 
special features are single motor, side-loading battery, steel 
frame, shaft drive from motor to countershaft, special type 
radius rods, accessibility to all parts, all parts of one unit sepa- 
rate and free from all others, and the correct size and location 
of all parts. The Waverley motor is supported on two cross- 
angle irons, located just back of the rear axle, thus allowing 
accessibility to the motor for inspection and removal. The 
drive is through a round steel shaft, which is equipped with 
universal joints to take up any difference in alignment between 
motor and the countershaft. The motor armature revolves on 
ball bearings, while the countershaft is supported on roller 
bearings. The drive from the countershaft to the rear wheels 

is through roller chains. 

• • * 

The supervisors of Fresno County used a Winton Six tour- 
ing car on their tour of inspection prior to accepting the work 
on the new Parkfield road. The new road is a ten mile stretch, 
from Coalinga to Parkfield, over 7 1 2 per cent grade for the 
entire distance; in fact, at no single point is the grade over or 
under this average. The importance of this stretch of road may 
be appreciated from the fact that it opens up the San Joaquin 
Valley to the coast to motorists by a short cut, of which they 
will be certain to avail themselves. Tourists wishing to drive 
south can go down the San Joaquin Valley to Coalinga, and 
take this new road over to the Coast, and then drive down to 
Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo, with the assurance that they 
will encounter this one grade only, which is easily negotiated 

on account of its excellent condition. 

• • • 

That perfect service to owners is regarded as a feature of 
first importance by the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company is 
evidenced by the removal of its service department into a 
new building, free from interference from the manufacturing 
department. The service department is thoroughly organized 
and equipped, and every possible requirement in the way of 
parts and accessories is carried, and with modern and conven- 
ient facilities to work with, service to Paige owners will be 
prompt and efficient. The removal of this department from 
the main plant marks the third acquisition of space the Paige 

Company has made this year. 

• • • 

Announcement has been made by The Thomas B. Jeffery 
Company, makers of Rambler motor cars, of the appointment 
H. Baker, pioneer dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, as exclu- 
sive representative for the new Cross Country in Cleveland and 
Northwestern Ohio. well known in the automobile 

world, being previoi: with the Cadillac factory, 

, n d j. Show Association, as well 

as one of the most generally respected business men in Cleve- 
land. 



Wot 

fifty. 



A. O. Harrison that the first 

ive the factory within a 

lers now being 

ge. it is an exact duplicate 

el are promised in large 



f the year. 



26 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



Faulty Lubrication — What it Costs You 

Poor lubricating oil is cheaply made of inferior products. It contains 
elements that are injurious to the engine. It produces soot-deposits 
which choke valves, corrode spark plugs and gum cylinders. Your car 
loses power — effectiveness. It goes to the repair shop and you lose the 
use of it and receive a goodly bill for repairs. 

Perfect Lubrication — What it Saves You 



HARRIS 

OILS 

Have been on the market twenty-Jive years. 
This experience has enabled us to eliminate 
to the greatest extent the soot-deposit in- 
gredients. 

HARRIS OILS increase mileage with less oil 
consumption. They possess "body," They 
enable you to get full power out of your motor, 
decrease the smoke nuisance and greatly add 
to the efficiency of your car. 

In gallon and five gallon sealed cans 
and in barrels. Ask your dealer or 
garage man for HARRIS OILS. 



A. W. HARRIS OIL COMPANY 

Pacific Coast Distributors 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 

H. D. McCOY, Sec. and Treas. 

LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE HtESNO PORTLAND SPOKANE 




THE BRAKE LINING THAT MADE THE 
AUTOMOBILE SAFE 




US. PAT. OFF 

Insist on having the original and best. 
Every foot of Raybestos is stamped with 
our trade-mark. It costs the car owner no 
more and our reputation is your guarantee. 

We also make Duplex and Raymond Brakes and 
Gyre\ Miter 

THE ROYAL EQUIPMENT CO. 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY COMPANY, Inc. 

Pacific Coast Distributors 
San Francisco Los Angeles Spokane Fresno Seattle Ponlind 




Save Repairs 



Save Money 



Save Trouble 



by replacing: worn out Bearings with the world re- 
nowned HESS-BRIGHTS. All sizes carried In stock 




Pacific Coast Distributors 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 

H. D McCOY. Sec. & Tre.s 
Los Angeles San Francisco Seattle Fresno Portland Spokane 



If the State registration is consulted, it will be found to be 
very interesting reading concerning the number of electric vehi- 
cles bought in the State, and the number of different makes 
selected. Samuel L. Crim, head of the Reliance Automobile 
Company, in speaking of the registration for the last two years, 
says: 

"The popularity of the Detroit Electrics, with the class of 
people who appreciate the best and most up-to-date in an elec- 
tric automobile 'is best illustrated by the number 'of Detroit 
Electrics sold in the last two years. During this time there 
have been sold in California 1,030 electric automobiles of dif- 
ferent makes, and of this number 278 were Detroit Electrics. 
This goes to show that over one-quarter of all electrics sold 
were Detroits. In view of the fact that there are eleven makes 
of electric cars represented in the number sold, this would 
seem to indicate that the Detroit Electrics are conceded to be 
the favorites. This is a record of which we are very proud, 

and very justly so." 

* * * 

One of the most important announcements along automobile 
row from a financial standpoint has been made public by Henry 
D. McCoy, the head of Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Com- 
pany. On and after January 1, 1913, the various corporations 
of Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Company will be merged 
into one corporation, with its principal office in San Francisco, 
where all matters pertaining to the various branch houses will 
be handled at what will be known as the general office of the 
new corporation. The firm hereafter will be known as the 
Chanslor & Lyon Company, and the business policy of the 
company will not be affected in any way. The Chanslor & 
Lyon Company's stock even now reaches beyond mere motor 
car accessories. Henry D. McCoy has been selected as the 
general manager and practical head of the corporation. He 
will not sever his connection with the San Francisco branch. It 

merely means adding to his work and responsibility. 

* * * 

The shipment of Buick cars which marks an era in automobile 
shipment because of the world's record, is nearing San Fran- 
cisco. The shipment has been coming West, by daylight, as 
the owners of Buick cars requested the Howard Company to 
ship through by daylight, so that they might use this record 
shipment as an excuse for a celebration in behalf of good 
roads. From Ogden, however, no stops have been made, and 
faster time is bringing them swiftly toward this city. The en- 
thusiastic owners all along the route have been taking ad- 
vantage of this enormous amount of invested money moving 
westward to impress upon the minds of officials the demand 
that the automobile is making for good roads. Since the ship- 
ment left the factory on the 9th, fifty-five carloads of the ship- 
ment have been disposed of, which will leave but few for 

immediate delivery when they reach San Francisco. 

* * • 

Cold atmosphere causes metal to contract and makes wood 
and leather parts of a car more brittle than normal, and motor- 
ists frequently note squeaks and rattling developing in their 
car bodies, mudguards, floor-boards, etc. In building cars, the 
Simplex Automobile Company takes pains to guard against 
this. Simplex cars are fitted with bodies produced by leading 
makers, but the body is always designed and built especially to 
fit the particular chassis for which it is intended. The floor 
boards and window sashes fit precisely, with no "play" in them. 
Brackets for lamps, door locks and other small parts are care- 
fully fitted so that no vibration is possible. 

» * • 

"It is impossible to imagine how one type of tire can be 
produced which will answer all the commercial truck car re- 
quirements," says Frank C. Carrol, head of the Goodyear Tire 
and Rubber Company, in this city. 

"The solution of the motor truck tire problem is several types 
of tires from which the motor truck owner may take his choice. 
Thus he can secure the tire adapted to his car, and to the roads 
and streets over which it is driven. Our tires are built by 
American engineers, not because of sentiment or personal pref- 
erence, but because one good American engineer knows more 
about American motor truck tires for American use than all 
foreign tire makers combined. The desirable man is he who is 
especially instructed for a particular line of work. The desir- 
able tire is the tire which is specially constructed for particu- 
lar needs." 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



27 



What Shows Don't Show 



By R. E. Olds, Designer 



You'll see the new model of Reo the 
Fifth at your local Automobile Show. 

It will strike you as beautiful, luxuri- 
ous, roomy — having every final touch. 

But here are things you can't see. 
And they mean, in the end, more than 
all that shows. 



I 



Tire Mileage 

Tires on a car form the chief 
Item in upkeep. Tire -saving 
means more than all other sav- 
ings togel her. Every old motoi - 

Est knows this. 

So this year I add 30 per i en1 
i.' my tire cost, t" add 65 pei 
oen.1 to the average tire mileage. 
i -,i\ g vim tires 34x4. i !ompan 
them with rival cars. 

The usual tires on this type "t 

car would more than double | 

tire cost, so tire makers so j . 

No Possible Flaws 

I'll.' steel in this car is twice 
■ i m.-i i j /..'j to make sure it accoi ds 
with my cosl lj requin mente. 

The gears are teste! in a 
crushing machine, to pro 
-■■I'h tooth vi 111 stand 
pounds, This teal is usually 
'i ade with light hammers. 

The springs are tested in an- 
other machine, to stand 100,000 
\ ibra tion 

I USe hi I his .Mr I ■■■ 

hiLis. The ■ >• Is twice 

that of steel castings. 

Bui they give me lightness 
and strength Vnd hidden flaws 
can'l <>■-■ hi la drop f org 

parts of this oar 
lions. Thus 

ail tin- uncertainties ar 
pletelj eradicated in building 

No Broken Bearings 

hi this car 1.". roller bear- 
. i of them Tii 
atl High Duty. 

cost tive timet 

USUal hall b< 

: break 
under e 

No Overtax 

Its tin- 3UC 

■ 
■ 

_ 

■ 
II ample for 



To prove them out. i ran one 
of these cars for 10,000 miles, at 
top speed on rough roads, i 
m.-i at its worst every possible 
lock, and not on.- Import- 
ant part gave out. 

i us.- u -inch brake drums, i 
use --inch, 7-leaf springs. I use 
00 

vi i i um, manganese— 

ward 'M.' in ovei tax. I place 
cost below safety in this Reo the 

■ 

No Troubles 

That Isn't quite true. All 

machine r little trou- 

ii nut I've gone to the limit 

to save trout* [a car. 

Each enghn 10 hours 

i JS hours In 

sis. There are Ave long- 

. ontinui d I 



My carburetor is doubly 
heated — with hot air and hot 
water — to save the troubles with 
low-grade gasoline. 

I use a $75 magneto to save ig- 
nition troubles. I use a cen- 
trifugal pump, instead of a sy- 
phon, to insure the water cir- 
culation. That costs about $10 
extra. 

Cars are built slowly and care- 
fully, parts ground over and 
over. I limit my output to 50 
cars daily, so nothing shall be 
slighted. 

No Skimping 

To make the car show my in- 
finite pains. I give equal care 
to the finish. 

Tin body has 17 coats. The 
luxurious upholstering is of gen- 



uine leather. 
curled hair. 



filled with the best 



There are three electric lights, 
and the dashboard lights are 
flush. And the whole car, even 
under the hood, is fully nickel- 
trimmed. 

Center Control 

Our center control is exclusive 
to Hiis car. All the gear shifting 

is ii by one small handle, 

completely out of the way. It is 
■ion- lis moving this handle only 
three tnches in each of four 
direct ions. 

Both brakes are operated by 

i' pedals, so m . levers at ail 

Clog the way of the driver. And 

this permits of the left side 
drive 

No other enter control will 
please a man who once dis 
this. 



Add $200 to My Cost 



I figure, add 
1300 to th> , ost of 

this car. 

They cut down our profits. 
They force us to factory effi- 
ciency. They compel us to build 
Vnd, to 
minimize cost, we build only one 
chassis. 

But these things save users 
from three to ten times what It 
•' to give them to you. 

They Insure to 



omfort. Thev insure 
ii reputation 1 have 
■ 26 years in acquiring. 

rs. more and 
to look for this 
of car. Our output 

"Id. And this 
year, v 

i the demand will be 
greater than 

A thousand dealers are now 
ready to show this new model of 
Reo the Fifth. Our 1913 catalog 
Is also ready. Write us for ft 
now. 



30-35 
Horse- 
power 
Wheelbase— 

112 Inches 
Tires — 

34\4 Inches 
CenterCuntrol 
RollerBea rings 
Demountable 

Rims 
3 Electric Lights 
Speed— 

45 Miles 

per Hour 
Made with 2 

and 5 Pis 

sengor 

Bodies 



Reo the Fifth 

The 1>>1.1 Serb* 

$1,095 




Top and windshield not included in price. We equip this car with mohair 

top, side curtains and slip cover, windshield, gas tank for headlights, speed, 
ometer, self-starter, extra rim and brackets — all for $100 extra 'list price $170i 



R. M. Owen & Co. °Z^r Reo Motor Car Co. L E ng 

Canadian Factory, St. Catherines, Ont. 



28 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



"Educating a customer to the point of purchasing the- latest 
in automobiles has become a science," says H. E. Maslin, gen- 
eral manager of the Standard Motor Car Company, distributors 
of the Stoddard-Daytons, Baker Electrics and Federal trucks. 

"Some years ago the purchaser was simply guided by the 
reputation of a car, and only a few cars had been standardized. 
During that time when the merchandizing of automobiles was 
thought of, the purchaser made up his mind what he wanted 
without shopping, for there was but slight choice between cars 
selling at a price he could afford to pay. Now, the automobile 
no longer sells on reputation, andthere are no longer only a few 
cars reaping the harvest; a man nowadays tests every machine 
within his financial reach. Some buy the highest priced car 
they can afford, and some think twelve hundred dollars buys as 
good a car as two thousand, because specifications appear to be 
about the same for both. 

"The moment a man signifies his intentions of buying a motor 
car he has a hero of salesmen down on him, and they battle for 
their cars and his attention from early morning until late at 
night. Because of this competition, a salesman must be well 
versed in automobile lore, and have his inducements reduced 
to a fine point of science. The sale of an automobile no longer 
depends alone on the make of a car, whether it is superior or 
inferior in quality; it depends on the salesman." 

• • » 

"It is the ambition of motor truck manufacturers to get 
their product into the government service — especially if the 
duty is that of the army service," says Max L. Rosenfeld, 
head of the Alco Sales Company, agents for the Alco trucks 
and pleasure cars. 

"Twice the United States government has favored the Alco. 
Several months ago, the Alco dealers in the Philippines closed 
for two 2-tonners for use about Manila. Those were to be 
employed as salvage wagons in the Fire Department. Follow- 
ing this order came one for two Alco trucks at West Point. 
One truck is a three and one-half tonner, which will be fitted 
with a coal dump body, and the other a two-tonner, to be used 
for carting coal to the various buildings at the West Point post. 

"The statement has been made that the Alco is the truck by 
which others are judged. The fact that the government is 
using the Alco instead of specially built trucks is another evi- 
dence of this fact. It is a tribute to the logic of Alco design, 
as well as to the superior materials and the surpassing manufac- 
ture, without which any truck would be lacking in the essentials 
that make a good truck." 

• • • 

Henry J. Adams, the oldest Reo agent in the United States, 
located at Cleveland, is paying San Francisco his annual 
visit. Adams was the first agent to take the Reo car into the 
State of Ohio. 

"The season of 1913 is going to be the greatest in the his- 
tory of the automobile industry," says Adams. "There are 
men who believe that the excessive demand has been supplied, 
but from the amount of Reos I have booked for delivery in the 
early spring, and those I have delivered during the winter, 
proves to me conclusively that the Reo factory will not be able 
to meet the demand. And from what I can learn from other 
dealers, the same conditions exist among those handling 
standard makes." 



One of the features of the Miller tire is that it is a one-cure 
tire. The Miller factory has perfected this method, and the 
makers believe they have reached the highest standard. No 
part of the tire made by the old, full-molded process, by which 
the tire is built up complete upon the core and vulcanized, once 
inside the mold ever comes in contact with live steam. Neither 
does the carcass of the two-cure wrapped tread come into con- 
tact with live steam when it is first vulcanized in the mold. But 
when the tread is wrapped on, a live steam cure is effected, but 
of the tread only. The carcass then withstands a second cure, 
this time in live steam. There is always a cleavage point be- 
tween the tread and carcass of a two-cure wrapped tread tire, 
just the same as there is when a rubber patch is cemented to 
a rubber boot. If there is the slightest welt, blister or spot 
between tread and carcass, sand and moisture will quickly 
penetrate, form sand blisters, cause blow-outs and quickly ruin 
the tire. The adhesiveness of this point of cleavage, where 
tread meets carcass, is greater or lesser according to the quality 

of rubber cement used and the care in application. 
» * » 

Reports from General Manager L. T. Wagner, of the Thomas 
Flyer Company, show that automobile conditions in the San 
Joaquin Valley are the best for years. Wagner spent the 
major portion of the week driving through the valley in a 34- 
40 horsepower Abbott-Detroit roadster. From Visalia, he vis- 
ited Fresno, Bakersfield, Merced and other principal valley 
towns. While away he assisted in closing over four carloads 
of Abbott-Detroits. These cars and those sales made in the ' 
city, now bring the amount beyond the number of cars that the 
company contracted for with the factory for this season. An 
order has already gone in asking for a double allotment for 
this territory. 

X * * 

An evidence of the growing popularity of high-grade Ameri- 
can-made cars abroad was the exhibit of the American Under- 
slung made by the American Motors Company of Indianapolis, 
Indiana, in the automobile show held recently in Sydney, Aus- 
tralia. Three models, the Traveler, Tourist and Scout, and a 
chassis, were exhibited, and proved among the most interesting 
attractions of the show. 



BETTS 

CRESCENT GRADE 

AUTOMOBILE SPRINGS 

Guaranteed against break 
age or settling for 
one year 



Phone 
Kearny 2472 




Manufactured by 

BETTS SPRING CO. 

888-890 Folsoni St. 
Sin Francisco. Cal. 



Copyright 1912 Betts Spring Co. 




Renault 

"The Car," 

New Types at New Prices 

NOW ON EXHIBITION AT 

RENAULT FRERES SELLING 
BRANCH, Inc. 



Telephone Market 7038 



116-120 VAN NESS AVENUE 



San Francljco 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



29 







iMosler^*,^ 


Western Representative 
ALFRED H. CO ATES 

444 Maiket Street 


1 4 


coif r^T 




jr* 'are the best 
A.R.MoslerfirCo. _„ 


NEW YORK, N. Y. 


San Francisco 
Cal. 



Store Your Car in a 

FIREPROOF GARAGE 

Down Town 

Special care and attention given to garaging and storage of 
motor cars. We have the best equipped garage in the West. 
Every facility for taking care of automobiles. 

Located in the Heart of the Hotel District 

DOW & GREEN 



415 lo 431 Taylor SI., Bel. Geary and O'Farrell Sis. 
16 to 32 Shannon St. 



Tel. Franklin 4336 
Tel. Franklin 4337 



Light Your Automobile With the 

DYNETO 

Automatic Electric Lighting System 

Guarantee Battery Co. 

Pacific Coast Agents 
630 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco 

Call and See Demonstration 



PHOTOGRAPHS 

Call on UB when you want photographs of any kind. 
We car. and will please you. Our new studio, the 
largest west of New York, covers 9.000 square feet of 
floor space and Is completely equipped for every branch 
of our business. You are cordially Invited to call and 
we wll! be very glad to take you through the different 
departments, portrait, commercial, copying, enlarging. 
Kodak, etc. You will be Interested. 

ARTHUR SPAULDING CO., 
Everything In Modern Photography. 

625-633 Eddy St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Phones— Franklin 1184. Home C 4084 



^•^ Motor I 



Motor Cars 

The Thomas B. JeHery Company of California. 285 Geary Street. Sao Francises 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States, Canada and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. 

OF HARTFORD 
PACIFIC BRANCH— 325 California Street. Ssn Francisco 



Tips to Automobi lists 

(CUT THIS OUT.) 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep it as a guide: 



SAN MATEO COUNTY. 
CYPRESS LODGE, BELMONT.— Phone Belmont 111 Touring informa- 
tion. Meals at ail hours. Our specialty, steaks and broils; cold lu 
Private dining rooms. Thoroughly eqni|'l"''> bar. 
NELSON & JOHNSON. Propr. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SAN JOSE.— Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of first and St. James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— Lamolle Grill, 36-38 North iirst street. The best French 
dinner in California, 75 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties given 
particular attention. 



SAN JOSE — WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and St. James 
street, 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire-proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. 



PALO ALTO.— PALO ALTO GARAGE, 443 Emmerson St. Tel., P. A. 
333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries in stock. Gasoline, oil, 
repairing, lathework, vulcanizing. Open day and night. 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 



Expert Automobile Washing and Polishing 
By SKILLED Workmen 

Only the very best automobile soaps, 
new and clean sponges and chamois 
used. Day service a specialty. 



E. R. WOLFKIEL Van Ness Ave, at Golden Gate Ave . 



Phone Franklin 2399 



Phone Sutter 300 



J. R. WILSON, Mgr. 



FOURTH ST. GARAGE CO. 

417-421 FOURTH STREET 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Touring Cars at Commercial Trucks 

All Hours A Specialty 

OPEN ALL NIGHT 



THE CHAMPION WIND SHIELD 



IS GUARANTEED 




Glasa Fronts For All Typei of Automobile! 



HIGHEST QUALITY 



GREATEST STRENGTH 



Champion Wind Shield Mfg. Co. 



Eddy and Larkin Sts. 



San Francisco 



30 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



"There are many peculiar angles to the automobile accessory 
business," says Manager J. W. Cook, of the local branch of the 
J. M. Shock Absorber Company of California. "I am new- to 
California, and I can see that it is going to take me a little time 
to get used to your ways out here. This fact is brought home to 
me by the extreme reluctance of many owners of cars who have 
purchased J-M Shock Absorbers to give up their cars for the 
brief time it takes our engineers to equip them with the anti- 
shock device. The fact that they have bought and paid for the 
set of J-M's appears to cut no figure. In their easy-going Calj- 
fornian way they are slow to deprive themselves of their 
machines for a few hours even with the assurance of greater 
pleasure when they get the cars back again. We expect that 
before the end of the 1913 season, thousands of cars throughout 

the State will be equipped with the J-M device." 
* * * 

The success of the new Kelly truck, the one-ton machine, 
since its first arrival on this Coast a few weeks ago, has led 
Frank G. Miner, manager of the San Francisco office of the 
Kelly-Sprin^ield Company, to anticipate a similar experience 
with the big three-ton Kelly which arrived at his Fourth and 
Harrison streets salesrooms late last week. The little truck, 
under a dead-weight load of double its rated capacity, made 
a splendid record in an Oakland to Sacramento haul, and 
Miner said recently that while as yet he had little opportunity 
to find out for himself what could be expected of the big 
truck, he was satisfied it would show up equally well under test. 
The big truck is known as the "K-40," and the company has 
announced deliveries to begin in January. It is the regular 
water-cooled Kelly design.-with a motor which develops 38% 
horsepower. 



^^^^K\W//^^^: 




" ' Alwayi There" 

SPLITDORF PLUGS will outlast your motor. There 
is nothing fanciful about them — they are made to 
endure any and every strain of ignition put upon 

them. 

Gas-tight, soot-proof and unbreakable SPLITDORF 
PLUGS do not short-circuit or carbonize. 

For the hydro-carbon engine in automobile, aero- 
plane, motor truck, motor boat, motor cycle or 
farm tractor — for high pressure engine and terrific 
motor speed to a throttled down and barely revolv- 
ing motor — SPLITDORF PLUGS are always reliable. 

As with PLUGS so with MAGNETOS, COILS, 
SPLITDORFLITE, lighting generator, and every ig- 
nition device — SPLITDORF claims are guaranteed. 

Write for our New Catalog. 

Splitdorf Electrical Company 

Pacific Coast Branch 430-36 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 
Factory, Newark, N. J. 



w///Mi!!iiMMmmm 

FOR SALE.— Autocar Runabout, with top. lamps and generator, 
MnHltlon FHc* S1S0. AddIt 11 8utt«r ■ tr»»t. 



In |Nd 



M0T0R0L 



"It suits because it doesn't soot' 



if you want to prolong the life 
of your engine, 

If you want to eliminate smoke 
and carbon, 

If you want to reduce your oil 
expense, 

Use M0T0R0L 



Hughson & Merton, Inc. 

530 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco. Cal. 



"HOOVER" 

AUXILIARY SPRING &• 

SHOCK ABSORBER 



Full factory equipment on all Pack- 
ards. Oldsmobiles, Coles, Thomas and 
Seven others. Absolutely perfect. 
Full set of four— $14 to $18. Under 
compression by heavy loads, rough 
roads or bumps. Under all conditions 
rides as easy as on asphalt. Impos- 
sible to break springs. No competition 

HOOVER SPRING CO. 
Polk and Fulton Sts.. San Francisco 



NO OTHER HIGH POWERED CAR APPROACHES 

THE MARM.ON 



" Tho E»sl*st Riding Car In The World " 



MORRIS KENNEDY CO. 
545 Golden Gate Ave. 



ECONOMY J ele > h0 " 



Franklin 4142 



PANHARD 
OIL 



FREE FROM CARBON 
L. H. & B. I. BILL 

543 Golden Gate Ave. 
San Francisco. Cal. 



Goodrich Tires 

Best in the Long Run 

Tke B.F. Goodrich. Company 

341-347 Market Street 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Los Angeles Oakland Fresno Sa.cra.mento 



VULCANIZING 



PEART & ELKINGTON 

Phone Market 6370 

42 Van Ness Avenue 

San' Francisco, Cal. 



FISK TIRES 



•THE STANDARD OF QUALITY" 
Made to fit all style rims 

For Sale by all Dealers 




Model 48, $1750 



THE MARION 



The Marlon Motor Car Co. 

)46-m8 Golden Gate Ave. 

SAN FRANCISCO 



KEENAN BROS. 



Machinists and Engineers 

Automobile Repairing a Specialty 

350 Golden Gate Avenue, bet. Hyde 

and Latkln Streets 
Phones: Franklin 68aj. Home J »oia 



THERMOS 

BOTTLES, CARAFES 
And LUNCH KITS 



AMERICAN THERMOS BOTTLE 

COMPANY 

Thermos Buildlnc New York City 

and 

MOGENSON WELLS CO. 

Phelan Bide., San Francisco 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



31 




LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM. 

! the days are gone when beauty bright 

My heart's chain wove; 
When my dream of life, from morn till night, 

Was love, still love. 
New hope may bloom, 
And days may come, 

Of milder, calmer beam, 

But there's nothing half so sweet in life 

As love's young dream; 
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life 

As love's young dream. 

Though the bard to purer fame may soar, 

When wild youth's past; 
Though he win the wise, who frowned before, 

To smile at last; 
He'll never meet 
A joy so sweet, 

In all his noon of fame, 
As when first he sung to woman's ear 

His soul-felt flame, 
And, at every close, she blush'd to hear 

The one lov'd name. 

— Thomas Moore. 



TANGLED TRUISMS. 

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the 

pavement makes smooth riding. 

Only the brave deserve the fair. They'll need all their 

courage, too, when they get their deserts. Ask the married men. 

— —Every cloud has a silver lining, maybe, but the trouble is 
the lining doesn't show. 

As the twig is bent, the tree's inclined, or would be, if 

trees grew from twigs. 

-Money makes the mare go, but she'll hit up twice the 

speed if you are just too late to get it placed. 

Pride goeth before a fall. Well, let her go — no one'll 

miss her. 

One swallow doesn't make a summer, but temperance 

lecturers will tell you it goes before the fall. 

— Edward Fraser Carson in Smart Set. 



ONLY IN DREAMS. 



The dull years pass — like strangely troubled dreams, 

The joyless years she has been away, 
The summers bloom, the winters light their fires, 

What matters grave or gay; 

I wait and watch through all the empty hours, 

With hopeless eyes now well-nigh drained of tears; 

I feed my hungry heart with memories, 
Garnered in treasured years. 

Ofttimes it seems, if I but lift mine eyes, 
As in the old, dear days, I'd see her there, 

Her sweet face smiling in my open door, 
Pale in her dusky hair. 

And ofttimes, too, I seem to hear her voice — 
Her soft, low voice, each well-remembered tone 

Filling the silent void, till I forget 
That I am all alone. 

And yet I know, while still the dull years pass, 
Except in dreams, that I shall nevermore 

Look up to see her sweet face smiling there, 
Within my open door. 

— \irginia L. Bonsall. 



21 An Appetizer!" 




LEA & PERRINS 



SAUCE 



THE ORIGINAL 



WORCESTERSHIRE 



Pour a Tablespoonful 
Over a Rarebit before 
Serving ! 

Used by all Chefs in Leading 
Clubs, Hotels and Restaurants 
because it's Universally the 
Favorite Seasoning. 

A Famous Relish for Soups, Fish, 
Roasts, Steaks, Game, Gravies and 

Rarebits. Sold by Crocirs Evirywhtrc. 





^L Ji?> 


BISCOLA 

i The Perfect Shortening for Pies, 
1 Cakes, Pastries, Bread, etc. 

Two pounds of BISCOLA are 




% sA ""raw. / t y\, I 


' BISCOLA contains no Hog Tats. 
Sold at all First-Class Stores. 
A California Product. 

Made Only by 

Miller & Lux, Inc. 

San Francisco, Cal. 






Wm 









IN THE KING'S ROOM. 

Autumn hath hung her hills with gold. 

With purple and deep red; 
Her tapestries, rich fold on fold. 

On the walls of the world are spread. 

I am a page whom God hath sent 

Through the Year's halls of gloom. 

To stand dumb with astonishment, 
In the great Ruler's room. 

— Charles Hanson Toune in Ainslcc's. 



SAPOLIO 

CLEANS. SCOURS. POLISHES 

Solid Cake 
WORKS WITHOUT WASTE 



Dr. Apitw. ractal dlaaaaea excluilyely. 

Fraaclaco. 



«4 Pacific Bulldlnc. San 



Murphy Grant & Company 

Wholesale Dry Goods Furnishing Goods 

Notions White Goods Laces 

N. C. corner Buah and tanaoma Straata, 6mn Franclaco- 



32 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 



FIRE MARINE AUTOMOBILE 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 



Capital $1,500,000 



Assets, $8,650,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



A strong, well-managed institution; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Geo. E. Billings Roy C. Ward Geo. B. Dinsmorc J. C. Meussdorffer James W. Dean 

GEO. E. BILLINGS CO. 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED. 
312 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 



Phone Douglas 2283 
Home Phone C 2899 



The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 

OF HARTFORD. ESTABLISHED 1850. 
Sixty-Second Annual Statement 

Capital $1,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3.117.12SG 

Total Assets 7.517.001 

Pacific Department: 

Alaska Commercial Building - San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

PHYSICIANS. 
Dr. W. .P. Agnew has moved his office to this city, and Is now to be 
found in Room 424, Flood Building. 

NOTARY PUBLIC 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately. 
107 Montgomery street, near Sutter. San Francisco. 'Phone Douglas 6 01. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Eames tricycle chair. 171-1 
Market street, near Octavia. Telephone Park 2940. 

DENTISTS. 

W. A. Bryant, M. D., D. D. S-, Surgery of the Head and Neck. Consul- 
tation hours: 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.; 6 to S p. m 2941 Wasnmgton street 
Telephone West 1039, 

Dr. G. F. Nevius, Dentist. Formerly 814 Eddy St., now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Ellis and Market. 

ATTORNb , S-AT-LAW. 
Samuel M. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R. T. Leaner and H. J. Rlegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless without knife 
Bunions and in-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment 
205-206 Westbank Building, 830 Market street. San Francisco 



I Rubber sta^U. 

Stencils.Seals.Signs;«,Etc. 



560 MARKET ST. 



SAN FRANCISCO 



SULTAN TURKISH BATHS 

624 POST STREET. 

Special Department for Ladles. 
Open Day and Night for Ladles and Gentlemen. 
Al. lohnson, formerly of Sutter Street Hammam, has leased the 
Sultan Turkish Baths, where he will be glad to see his old and new 
customers. 




PlNSVMCEi?! 




More than 7,000,000 employees were covered under the Brit- 
ish workmen's compensation Act during 1911, according to the 
official returns for the year. Compensation was paid during 
1911 in 4,021 cases ot death and 419,031 cases of disability. 
The average payment in case of death was $770. The average 
charge for compensation during the year was $2.10 per annum 
per person employed, being the lowest in the case of factories at 
$1.12 and rising to $5.91 in mines. In coal mining the charge 
worked out at about 2.2 cents per ton of coal raised. The total 
amount paid in compensation was $15,282,020, which, with the 
addition of the costs of management, commissions, legal and 
medical expenses, probably increased to $20,000,000. 
.* * * 

The Travelers' has published a tabulation of the accident 
benefits it paid during the first nine months of 1912 on account 
of horse and vehicle accident, there having been 607 claims for 
total benefits of $74,517.57. As these accidents do not include 
accidents to pedestrians from horses and vehicles, it can be 
seen, according to the company, that the number of people ex- 
posed is relatively not as great as in most other cases of acci- 
dent. The fact, therefore, that the Travelers has paid 607 
claims for an amount of $74,517.57 in nine months marks 
horse and vehicle accidents as an important hazard when ex- 
posure is considered. 

* * * 

The County Court at Portland proposes to commence suit 
against the Oregon Surety & Casualty Insurance Company as 
bondsmen for County Clerk Fields, who had $36,538.97 of the 
county's funds in the American Bank & Trust Company of 
Portland when it failed on December 15, 1911. The bank has 
since paid a dividend of 45 per cent, leaving about $19,000, 
which Fields owes the county. Fields' attorney contends that 
the county should stand the loss, as there is no provision in the 
law as to where the county clerk shall keep funds coming to 
him in his official capacity. 

* * * 

Tuberculosis caused the deaths of 23,831 persons in Cali- 
fornia during the five-year period between 1907 and 1911, ac- 
cording to the statistics of the State Board of Health, as com- 
piled by the California Tuberculosis Commission. The annual 
average tuberculosis mortality rate during the period shows 
14.9 per cent of the total number of deaths in the State resulted 
from some form of this disease. Deaths from all causes num- 
bered 159,777. 

* * * 

Lieutenant-General Adna R. Chaffee, U. S. A., retired, who is 
president of the Great Republic Life of Los Angeles, has re- 
signed as member of the Board of Public Works of that city, 
a position he has held for the past five years. General Chaffee 
has been head of the Great Republic Life for the past year, con- 
tinuing also as a member of the Board of Public Works. His 
resignation from the latter was made to enable him to give his 
entire attention to his duties as president of the Great Republic 
Life, which will commence writing insurance next month. 

* * * 

Agents of the San Francisco Life distinguished themselves 
during "Koster Month" by piling up a production of gilt-edged 
business aggregating $700,000. In honor of President John A. 
Koster, it was determined to make the thirty-day period extend- 
ing between November 20th and December 20th a record- 
breaker for new paid business. The result would indicate that 
the agents of the company can be depended upon for any task 
involving their energy and loyalty. 

* * • 

Oakland agents are said to have been considerably upset 
during the past week on account of a statement to the effect 
that the Pacific Board was about to withdraw its support from 
all local Boards. The local agents feel that this will have a bad 
effect in some localities and an effort will be made to prevent 
the passage of any such measure. 



January 4, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



District Agent Frankel, located at Houston, Texas, under 
Rosenbaum Bros., has a wonderful showing to his credit on the 
books of this Company, according to the Pacific Mutual Life. 
He has in force $323,000 of participating business, besides con- 
siderable non-participating business. His participating prem- 
iums aggregate $14,773.67, or an average of $45.74 per $1,000. 
With the exception of one policy, which became a claim by 
death, not a single policy in five years failed to renew. 

» * * 

J. E. Youtz, well known in Southern California insurance cir- 
cles, has filed suit for $25,000 at Los Angeles against John P. 
McKay, alleging slander. Youtz complains that on December 
23d of last year, McKay, in the presence of others, called Youtz 
a crook, and claimed that he had defrauded McKay out of 
$400 on a fake insurance deal. McKay is also alleged to have 
declared that the misbehavior and bad practices of Youtz had 

caused the latter to be driven from Cleveland, Ohio. 

* * * 

The Prudential Insurance Company, which discontinued the 
issuance of term insurance several months ago in order not 
to exceed the limitations fixed on new business for 1912 by the 
Armstrong law, will resume writing such business on January 
1st. The company has, however, readjusted its limit on single 
lines. Hereafter its minimum amount will be $5,000, with a 
maximum of $25,000, instead of $3,000 and $50,000 as formerly. 

No term insurance will be written at ages over fifty-five. 

* * * 

James S. Osborne, who became manager for the Phoenix 
Mutual Life for Northern California on November 1st, com- 
memorated his return to the service of that company by leading 
the members of its Western district in personal business during 

November. 

♦' • * 

The Nebraska courts have issued an order restraining the 
head officers of the Modern Woodman of America from putting 
the new rates into effect until March 1, 1914. This litigation 
was begun before the recent decision in the Illinois courts, 
which prohibits the new rates for all States, as the home office 
of the order is in Illinois. 

Announcement is made that the London and Lancashire 
Guarantee and Accident Company will open a department for 
liability, bonding and elevator insurance, in addition to the 
present lines it is now writing, soon after it moves into its 

new office at No. 332 Pine street. 

* * * 

The Mills building has placed an order for $500,000 of in- 
surance with the E. B. Haldan Company, a brokerage firm of 
San Francisco. .The line will be divided between a number of 
insurance companies in San Francisco. This is the first timr 
that the Mills building has ever carried insurance. 

* • • 

The annual agency convention of the Union Central Life will 
be held at the home office at Cincinnati on January 3d and 4th. 
The company pays the expenses of its agents, who pay for 
$100,000 of business during their first year in its service, $125,- 
00O the second year, and $150,000 in the third year. 

* * * 

M. A. Kees, former educational director for the Y. M. C. A., 
has been appointed special agent for the Connecticut Mutual 
Life, under General Agent Miles of San Francisco, and after 
February 1st will operate at Oakland. Kees will enter the 

company's service on January 1st. 

a # ■ 

The annual meeting of the General Agents' Association of 
the Provident Life & Trust will be held at the home office from 
January 14th to 16th. Walter E. Vail, of Vail & Eldridge. Cali- 
fornia general agents for the company, will attend the meeting. 

John A. Hougard, general inspector for the improved risk de- 
partment of the North British and Mercantile, has resigned to 
become secretary and general manager of the Commonwealth 
Security Company, a San Francisco concern. 

It :s understood that the Travelers' Insurance Company in- 
tends to increase its capital in the early part of next year. The 
present capital is $2,500,000, and the annual dividend has been 
20 per cent regularly, and 5 per cent additional. 

Charles E. Stubbs has been appointed manager for Oregon 
and Washington for the Germania Life. His headquarters 
will be in Portland. 



DOMINICAN COLLEGE 

SAN RAFAEL, 
CALIFORNIA 



A* » 



#* 



A Boarding School for Young Women, conducted by the *l»ter« 
of St. Dominic, situated In Magnolia Valley and protected by the 
lofty hills of the Tamalpals Range. Fifty minutes by boat and 
train from San Francisco. Climate unsurpassed for healthfulnsss. 
Ideal condition for scholastic work. 

Classical, Scientific and Commercial Courses. Specially organized 
departments of Music, Art and Domestic Economy- Well equipped 
Library and Laboratory. Accredited by the University of California. 



Miss Harker's School PA ^ A ^l° 

Boarding and Day School for Girls. Certificate admits to 
Stanford, University of California, Vassar, Smith and Mills. 
Intermediate and primary departments. Great attention given 
to Music, Arts and Crafts. Home Economics. Special nurse 
for younger children. Ninth year. 

Catalogue upon application. 



A. W. Beeft 



BEST'S ART SCHOOL 



1025 California Street 



Lift Cla 

Day and Nlajht 



Illuatralinff 
Sketching 
Painting 



Telephone Kea Private Exchange Connecting All Warehouses 

DANFORTH WAREHOUSE CO. 

Warehousemen Forwarding Agents Distributors Public Weighers 

Spar Trark Connection* With All Railroad* 

Main OfS .-■■ Third Street, San Francisco, Cal. 



DR. WONG HIM 



1268 O'FARRELL STREET 
Bet. Gough and Octavla 



Office Hours 
10 a. m. to 1 p. m. 
2 to 6 and 7 to 8 p. m. 



Phones 
West 6870 
Home S 3458 



SNELL SEMINARY 

2721 Charming Way, Berkeley 

Boarding and Day School for girls. 
Beautiful location. Outdoor life. Ac- 
credited to University of California, 
Stanford, Wellesley, Mills and other 
colleges for women. Reopens Aug. 7th. 

MRS. EDNA SNELL POULSON, Principal 



Miss Marion Belle White 

SCHOOL OF DANCING 

2868 California St. Tel. Fillmore 1871. Pupil ol Mr. Loots B, Chalil. Mmr. Elira- 

helh Meaieli. Gilbert Normal School of Dancing of New York City. 

Btiss White baa ju>t returned from New York and will teach the Is 
and Folk Dai 
for ilu> season Tang Hall for rent. 



M. WOYDE 
Ladies' 

486 Sutter Street 
Near Powell 


Tailor 


San 


Francisco 
Cal. 



34 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 




FINANCIAL 




Mount Diablo 
Development News 



The past year has seen several 
transformations of importance in 
that section of Contra Costa County 
lying back of the Berkeley hills, 
known as the Mount Diablo country. The marked possibilities 
were not realized until three years ago, when R. N. Burgess, 
president of the R. N. Burgess Company, San Francisco and 
Oakland realty operators, realized the future in store for that 
section. Upon this decision he became active in the acquiring 
of property there, until to-day his concern owns upwards of 
40,000 acres. This does not take into consideration the multi- 
tude of small farms that have been sold during this period. The 
sales for 1912 will aggregate close to $1,250,000. Figures for 
the first ten months show a business of $1,120,000, and it is 
hoped by Sales Manager J. Promberger that the quarter million 
mark will be reached. The greatest percentage of this property 
will be set out to walnuts, to which this country is particularly 
adapted. The building of the Clayton and Mount Diablo 
Boulevards figure prominently in the development of the coun- 
try, particularly in the case of the latter, which, in an 11-mile 
drive, mounts to the summit of Mount Diablo, 4,000 feet above 
sea level. The Clayton Boulevard extends from Concord to 
Clayton, being the right-of-way of the Clayton Branch of 
the O. & A. Since the first activities of the Burgess Company, 
scores of purchasers have improved their holdings with com- 
fortable and artistic homes. However, the real advent to this 
section will come with the completion of the Oakland & An- 
tioch Railway, which, according to Secretary H. A. Mitchell, 
will be in February, 1913. Many buyers are awaiting that time, 
when they will move on to their income homes in the new sub- 
urban district. The railway will bring the Mount Diablo coun- 
try within an hour's ride of San Francisco. 



Local Stocks 
And Bonds. 



As usual, the final week of the year 
showed scarcely any signs of move- 
ment in the local market. Money is 
required for other purposes than in- 
vestment during November and December, and the holiday 
spirit is a strong counter attraction. The big change will come 
with the dividend and interest disbursements of January seek- 
ing re-investment. The Spring Valley issues, U. R. R. 4's, Gen- 
eral Petroleum and Associated continue to be the chief specu- 
lative features just now, owing to special financial reasons 
surrounding them. The conference between the city adminis- 
tration and representatives of Spring Valley is still on, and there 
are signs in the air that it will be prolonged to March 4th, when 
the Wilson Cabinet is expected to take a hand in the matter. 
As indicated in this column last week, the United Railroads 
will go East to obtain the money to redeem the Market St. Rail- 
way bonds — if it is necessary. The application before the 
State Railroad Commission will die of inanition. Many cor- 
porations are considering big plans of financing, but the present 
money conditions in the East are a bar for some time on any 
flotations of size. Conditions there are not expected to change 
till the latter part of January. Indications are strong, however, 
that bankers will continue to maintain restrictions till definite 
information is obtained regarding the course of the Wilson ad- 
ministration on the tariff. Money is expected to flow to New 
York from Western banks in the early part of January, and 
relieve the present tension there. The European bourses are 
dealing more freely in securities since the peace commissioners 
met in London, and it is generally accepted that the worst stage 
of the Balkan affair is successfully passed. The Bank of Eng- 
land, Bank of France and others, however, continue to hold 
their minimum discount rate at the advance, which is generally 
regarded as an act of precaution. 



Very little interest developed in the 
Mining Share Market, market during the week, and most 

of it was concentrated in the Tono- 
pahs. The heavy liquidation of a month ago shook out all 
the weak holders, and placed the market on a much stronger 



footing. The result was that light purchases from the East 
produced several sharp advances, especially in Belmont, Mon- 
tana, Tonopah Ex. and Tonopah Meyer. Several of the leading 
Goldfields responded in like manner. The Tonopah holdings 
are all in excellent producing positions, and the chances are 
they will continue to advance on any buying of consequence. 
The Comstocks were flat, the 15 cent assessment on Ophir com- 
pletely knocking the underpinning from them in their present 
weak and neglected position. All of them scored the low points 
of many years, Ophir selling down to 15 cents. Mexican 
dropped below the dollar mark, despite the fact that it has a 
surplus of some $80,000. The outlook for the lode just now 
looks most depressing, but as it has gone through such gloomy 
periods before and came out with flying colors and climbing 
prices, its old supporters nurse their grouches and wait, as best 
their exchequers will permit, for the turn of the tide. 



It is reported that the Ocean Shore Railroad Company 

will soon apply to the State Railroad Commission for permis- 
sion to bond itself for four hundred thousand dollars in 
order to build an immediate ten-mile extension from Tunitas 
to the heart of a rich timber belt, much of the. property on 
which has recently changed hands. The survey for this has 
been completed and the rights of way have been. held for some 
time. The expectation of the Commission's approval of the 
bond plan, it is understood, is based upon the statement to be 
presented, which will tend to show that the Ocean Shore's 
property is at present not bonded. With the authorized issue 
of 50,000 shares of stock outstanding, not all of which has been 
issued, the Ocean Shore will set up the claim that the sum total 
of its obligations is a million dollars worth of stock, and that, as 
it stands to-day, the road is worth a great deal more. With the 
completed line to Santa Cruz, which will be pressed at an early 
date, the sum total of the obligations would be $2,500,000. 



C. H. Bentley, sales manager of the California Fruit 

Canners Association, says : "The California canner had some 
misgivings early in the year 1912. The reports of heavy fruit 
crops throughout Eastern States made it appear that the de- 
mand for California fruits would not be up to normal volume. 
As a result, extremely low prices were named and canners oper- 
ated conservatively in their buying of fruits. The extraordinary 
demand from Great Britain, approximating 1,000,000 cases of 



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fruits, was the feature of the year, as this increase more than 
offsets the shrinkage of trade in some sections of our country 
which had bountiful crops. The market has been well sus- 
tained; the low prices prevailing have stimulated the demand, 
and all important varieties are closely sold up. On the whole, 
the season has worked out more satisfactorily than early indica- 
tions promised. Despite the pessimism of many domestic 
buyers, the consuming trade has been heavy and the demand 
continues so that packers and buyers should be well pleased 
with the present conditions and the prospects. 



President Lovett, of the Harriman lines, has issued the 

following statement: "The Attorney-General has refused to ap- 
prove any plans involving distribution of the $126,560,000 par 
value Southern Pacific stock owned by the Union Pacific ex- 
clusively to the stockholders, whether by sale, dividend or 
otherwise, and has declared he would appeal in the event the 
District Court should approve pro rata distribution. We find 
nothing in the opinion of the Supreme Court in this case to war- 
rant the Government in denying to stockholders of Union 
Pacific rights enjoyed by stockholders of every other corpora- 
tion that has been required to dispose of stock held contrary 
to the Sherman Act where a pro rata distribution was prac- 
ticable, as it is in this case." 



Purchases on account of the Indian government, not 

generally known to the public, have been the main supporting 
factor in the high price of silver. Among the latest shipments 
from London was a consignment of $1,050,000 to Calcutta, most 
of it on government account. This, according to London ad- 
vices, is part of fresh purchases, resulting in a reduction of 
stocks to about $11,000,000 at the end of November, as given 
by Pixley & Abell. Referring to the state of the market, Samuel 
Montagu & Company say: "It is evident that prices have been 
sustained at a figure which has eliminated competition." As 
regards China, the same report says : "The present compara- 
tively high price of silver presses heavily upon China in regard 
to the financial operations of its government. For many years 
it has been paying indemnity installments in gold, costing a 
heavy price in silver, owing to the low sterling value of that 
commodity." 



There is no necessity for the Canadian Pacific Rail- 
way to operate its ships through the Panama Canal, is the state- 
ment of G. M. Bosworth, vice-president of the Canadian 
Pacific. He declared that the Atlantic and Pacific steamship 
lines of the company work in the capacity of assistants to the 
trans-Canada Railway, and if their routes were changed to a 
direct service through the canal it would seriously affect the 
railway. 



The world's production of gold in 1911 was estimated at 

$467,449,600, according to the United States Geological Sur- 
vey. Africa was by far the greatest producer, with $192,972,- 
100; the United States came second, with $96,233,500; Austra- 
lasia third, $59,187,900; and Mexico fourth. $29,196,000. Other 
large producers were Russia and Finland, $24,865,000; China, 
$10,000,000; British India, $10,463,200; and Canada. $9,762,- 
100. South America as a whole produced nearly $17,000,000. 



California was the largest producer of petroleum, as- 
phalt, borax, gems and precious stones, magnesite, quicksilver 
and platinum in 1911, according to the United States Geological 
Survey. The State was also the largest producer of gold. 



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she had two chairs drawn close together in the living room. 
Her parents had gone out for the evening. Her little brother 
had been sent to spend the night with his cousin, and the beau- 
tifully shaded lamp had been so arranged that it shed a soft, 
subdued light. Having shown him where to hang his hat, she 
led him to the chair that had been placed in a proper position 
for his use, and made herself comfortable in the other. Then 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1913. 




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At a domestic economy lesson little Emily was asked to 

state briefly the best way to keep milk from souring. Her an- 
swer was certainly brief and to the point. It ran: "You should 
leave it in the cow." — Northern Christian Advocate. 

"Will you have the kindness to take my overcoat to town 

in your automobile?" inquired Mr. Dalton, of his more pros- 
perous suburban neighbor one cool morning. "Certainly," 
was the response, "but how will you get it again?" "Very 
easily; I shall remain in it." — Youth's Companion. 

"Now, Noguchi, in the matter of your wages," said Mrs. 

De Rich to the candidate for the office of Japanese butler. 
"Money no object," smiled Noguchi. "Oh, indeed! How nice! 
said Mrs. De Rich; "you mean that you will work for nothing!" 
"No, no, no," cried Noguchi; "me mean me no object to 
money." — Harper's Weekly. 

Mrs. Newly Wed — Is this the taxidermist? Man on the 

Telephone — Yes, ma'am. Mrs. Newly Wed — You stuff birds, 
don't you? Man — We sure do, ma'am. Mrs. Newly Wed — 
Well, how much would you charge to come up here and stuff the 
turkey we're going to have for Christmas dinner. I myself 
don't know how. — Woman's Home Companion. 

"Oh, I just love cake, and it's awfully nice!" cried little 

Dorothy, regarding her chocolate-frosted dessert with high ap- 
proval. "You should not say you 'love cake,' " reproved her 
mother; "say you 'like' it; and don't say 'awfully'; say 'very.' 
Don't say 'nice,' but 'good.' And by the way, the word 'just' 
should be omitted, and also the 'oh.' Now, my dear, repeat the 
sentence correctly." "I like cake; it is very good," repeated 
Dorothy. "That is much better," said her mother. But Doro- 
thy was far from being satisfied. "It sounds as if I was speak- 
ing of bread," she said, with an air of disgust. — Youth's Com- 
panion. 

The second-hand book dealer went out to luncheon, and 

when seated at the table in the restaurant he found that he had 
left his glasses at the store. So he couldn't read his newspaper. 
And then, when the waiter brought the bill of fare, he couldn't 
read that either. So he squinted at it a minute, and then handed 
it back to the waiter. "Here," he said, "you'll have to read this 
to me." The waiter grinned sympathetically, and shook his 
head. "Sorry, boss," he whispered. "But I ain't no educashun, 
neither." — Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

The latest appreciation of Shakespeare by his fellow- 
townsmen is reported as follows : In Stratford, during one of 
the Shakespeare jubilees, an American tourist approached an 
aged villager in a smock, and said : "Who is this chap, Shakes- 
pere, anyway?" "He were a writer, sir." "Oh, but there are 
lots of writers. Why do you make such a fuss over this one, 
then? Wherever I turn, I see Shakespere hotels, Shakespere 
cakes, Shakespere chocolates, Shakespere shoes. What did he 
write — magazine stories, attacks on the trusts, popular novels?" 
"No, sir; oh, no, sir!" said the aged villager. "I understand he 
writ for the Bible, sir." — Washington Star. 

A dapper little man entered the office of a building sup- 
plies concern and asked for the manager. "I am he," said 
the head of the concern, who happened to be present. "How are 

you selling your sand?" "In five car lots we " The little 

man held up his hand. "I wouldn't require that much," he ex- 
claimed. "In single cars it " But again the customer 

raised his hand. "I wish only enough " "If you only wish 

.a single wagonload, of course that's different." The little man 
shifted from one foot to the other, then explained : "I am mak- 
ing a sandpile for my baby to play in, and I only want about 
a peck. I'll take it with me in this basket." — Youngstonm Tele- 
gram. 



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San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 11, 1913 



No. 2 



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Not "movies" pretty soon, but "talko-movies." 

We have not yet learned whether the Colonel got a new 

supply of hats on his Christmas tree. 

"Condemn Spring Valley," says Supervisor Bancroft. 

He puts it very mildly, it seems to us. 

Eggs continue to be eggs in the Eastern market, in spite 

of the campaign of the women for lower prices. 

We just dare sunny Southern California to match tem- 
perature records with us for the current month. 

The patriots assembled at the State capital are not so 

high-minded as to forget about the patronage grab. 

It is to be feared that there will be more green than gold 

on the Southern California orange tree this frosty year. 

Good luck to the Luckenbachs, now about to engage ex- 



tensively in our ocean-to-ocean trade by way of the Isthmus. 

The first week in January has made us well enough ac- 
quainted with Mr. J. Frost to hail him familiarly as "Johnnie." 

Birdman Beachey's latest matrimonial flight ended in a 

sensational bit of volplaning that nicks him for the neat sum of 
$25,000. 

The Princeton tiger, one thousand strong, will meet the 

Tammany tiger when the big event comes off at Washington on 
March 4th. 

Board-o '-Works Casey goes out of office thinking of the 

Rolph administration pretty much as the community at large 
thinks of Casey. 

Brother Tveitmoe peeling potatoes in a penitentiary! 

That is harder work than has fallen to his fingers since he came 
to us from Minnesota. 

Passengers will kindly wait until the water-wagon stops 

before alighting. Leave by the front door, and do not attempt 
to get off backwards. 

Colonel Roosevelt's excitement over the barring of the 

Progressives from the Idaho ballot and the direful, doleful con- 
sequences thereof, makes a funny contrast with his attitude as 
to the barring out of the Taft Republicans in California. 



As a matter of course, the misleaders of union labor 

call the Indianapolis verdict injustice — but the rank and file 
are significantly silent. 

We shall hardly hear any more of the Society for the 

Prevention of Useless Giving. At the East they are calling its 
members "spug-uglies." 

"Show me" Missouri shows us a record for last year of 

$33,000,000 produced in lead and zinc alone — and then there 
are mules and houn' dawgs. 

There are indications that the "hammer-burning" was 

not carefully done. Somebody appears to have rescued the 
head and fitted a new handle to it. 

— : — The nickelodeon impresarios propose to join in boosting 
the c. of 1, by putting up the price to ten cents. Some of them 
will, as a result, put up their shutters. 

Expert Arnold says we will have a million population in 

1945. He can get all kinds of bets in this village that he is too 
conservative by at least twenty years. 

Anyway, the weather has not kept California from turn- 
ing out enough gold to be the leader of the United States in 
production of the yellow metal for another year. 

Now that the holidays are over, how about that settle- 
ment of the street car tangle in the lower part of Market 
street? The little old horse cars are still creeping. 

An appropriate gift for Professor McAdie would be a 

pickled icicle to wear as a watch-charm by way of souvenir of 
weather records established this nipping January. 

The day before the fire of 1906 San Francisco had 52,- 

000 telephones; on October 1, 1912, it had 94,000— and yet we 
are told that we have not regained all our lost population. 

Governor Johnson is strong for a "blue sky" law like 



the one they have in Kansas. So is everybody with a collec- 
tion of stock certificates that are valuable only as wall paper. 

Wizard Edison will not be voted any monument or other 

token of appreciation by the theatrical magnates whom he 
calmly proposes to put out of business with his latest invention. 

Mr. William Rockefeller may as well come into court: 

the Pujo goblins are bound to get him in the long run, and the 
sooner he takes the witness stand the briefer and easier the 
ordeal. 

Before long we shall have a conducted-at-cost cafeteria 

with every public school. You can't do much with a child's 
mind unless that child's stomach is getting a square deal, and 
square, hot meals. 

Naturally enough, the administration at Sacramento is 

recommending an increase of the gross earnings tax rate for 
the larger corporations to meet the deficit in State revenues. 
That is fine campaign material for two years hence. 




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It is a curious argument advanced 
The Proposed by the late "financier of the graft 

Committee of 1,000. prosecution"- against a movement 

to bring the factions and elements 
of the city's life together into a great and general council for 
the advancement of the common good. He would trust nobody, 
because nearly everybody is somehow or somewhere "tied up" 
with some business interest, some corporation, some public 
service company. Therefore, we must have no general organi- 
zation of citizens drawn from all walks and classes for the 
purpose of discussing public needs and recommending public 
improvements. We dare not trust one another, or even our- 
selves. The specters of that dark time of discord and turmoil 
must stalk forever. 

It is not unfair to suspect that this opposition has a distinct 
and specific thing in mind — and that thing is the matter of de- 
vising some means whereby private capital can be enlisted 
once more in the building of street car lines. The opposition 
has its eyes fixed on franchises that will soon fall in ; it knows 
that there is not enough public bonding capacity left for the 
municipality to engage further in the street car business. 
Private capital must be kept out; there will be no public capi- 
tal ; so we shall either go without more car lines — or the oppo- 
sition will itself munificently and with a fine philanthropy step 
into the breach. 

The News Letter has said before, and now repeats, that we 
must alter the charter terms with relation to street car fran- 
chises or prepare to build needed lines out of the common 
purse. No matter how the Geary street line turns out, we can- 
not go into any more debt for other ventures of that kind. So, if 
we listen to the opposition to the new movement, we must get 
along with what we have. The lapsed franchises will not be 
utilized by anybody. 

Now all this is sheer nonsense. Private capital must be in- 
duced and encouraged to give us transportation. It does not 
matter whether it is United Railroads capital or other money 
seeking a chance to earn dividends — we must have outside 
money, and have it soon. , 

Whether by the instrumentality of the proposed "Committee 
of 1,000," or by any other means, the people must be made to 
realize their own needs and must be educated out of petty spite 
and prejudice into a broader appreciation of their present and 
future situations. We would better shut our ears to the voices 
speaking malignity out of the dead and buried past, and tune 
up our own voices into a new chorus of progress. Let us have 
the proposed organization or any other that will bring us to- 
gether in a spirit of harmony for the city's advancement. Mayor 
Rolph does the right thing when he lends his energy and en- 
thusiasm to any such project for the welfare of this place and 
people. 

SB- 
One of the first things to be tackled 
by San Francisco and her neighbors 
in this new year is the problem of 
consolidation for the greater me- 
tropolis. The next time let the terms and conditions be so ar- 
ranged that Oakland — that is, the "little Oaklanders" — will 
have no valid excuse or pretext for opposition. Bring the 
proper representatives of Oakland into the preliminary con- 
ferences and councils. Fix it so that their names will be at- 
tached in attestation to whatever plan is agreed upon. Make it 
so that there can be no "knifing" of the malignant kind that 
killed the consolidation amendment last year. 




For a Greater 
San Francisco. 



If the "little Oaklanders" prevail to the extent that there can 
be no plan agreed upon including Oakland, then let Oakland 
be omitted from the plan and give our other neighbors a chance 
to come in with us. San Mateo County wants to join us. So 
do Berkeley and Alameda. The legal way to make that pos- 
sible can be found, only it must be such a way that the small, 
selfish element which misrepresents Oakland cannot block it. 
It is too late, of course, to get anything done before the Ex- 
position, but there will be many rich years after that event is 
over. We should begin now to plan for those years. It will not do 
to limit all our activities and our looking ahead to 1915. Per- 
haps the greater prosperity and growth will not come out of the 
Exposition at all, or, at least, not directly. The canal and the 
trade to flow through it, and the immigration to come to us in 
that way, are the bigger prospects. They will be permanent, 
persistent factors in our development. We should be ready for 
them, ready to utilize them to the utmost advantage and the 
fullest extent. One of the things needed to that end is unifica- 
tion of the governments and the commercial interests of the 
metropolitan area. 

But for the "little Oaklanders" and their pernicious activity, 
their ingenious misrepresentation, the consolidation amendment 
would have carried and the greater metropolis would have been 
one of our assets and advantages in doing business with the Ex- 
position visitors and in the larger transactions to come after 
the Fair. It is not too early to try again for the securing of 
that asset and advantage for use in the post-exposition cam- 
paign of progress. 

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The prospectus of a German steam- 
Pacific Coast ship company, and it may be con- 

Im migration. sidered the sentiments of all the 

European steamship companies, 
presents a new immigration problem for California and all the 
Pacific Coast States, to seriously consider. Naturally, the 
Panama Canal is the incentive back of the activity of the Euro- 
pean steamship companies. Had the canal never been con- 
structed, the problem referred to would not now be demanding 
solution, for it would have no positive existence. The prospec- 
tus of the steamship companies is to the effect that from and 
for many years after the canal is declared open to the world, 
the immigration from Central, Southern and Southeastern 
Europe to the Pacific Coast regions of the United States and 
Western Canada will average not less than 50,000 annually. 
All Europe is being flooded by steamship companies with de- 
scriptive printed matter giving data in detail of the advan- 
tages the Pacific Coast of California, Oregon and the State of 
Washington, as well as of Western Canada, offer to immigrants, 
and the companies emphasize the information that while oppor- 
tunities to do well are greater on the Pacific Coast of America 
than in any other part of the world; besides, the advantage of 
reaching the destination via the Panama Canal at not much 
higher transportation rates than to Atlantic ports, thus saving 
the cost in fatigue, time and money on a journey of 3,000 miles 
across the United States, is being made very clear to the mid- 
dle and lower classes of Europe where the ship companies have 
agents who are scattering germs of American Pacific Coast 
fever. 

But there is another side to the purpose of the steamship 
companies. California alone could stand an influx of 50,000 
immigrants a year for a decade, or even for several decades. 
California has the unimproved land, virgin forests and un- 
developed mineral deposits to accommodate as many indus- 



January 11, 1913. 



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tries and frugal immigrants as may elect to come ; on the other 
hand, only immigrants who would become worthy citizens 
should have welcome. A plan of one of the ship companies is 
objectionable, and should be denounced by California. It sug- 
gests to would-be immigrants : "We think the better way would 
be to land immigrants at the several coast cities and let them 
work their way into the interior to seek employment." This 
plan does not provide for discriminating between desirable and 
undesirable citizens in the Fatherland, but it proposes to leave 
all that to the points of destination, which means that the 
company is quite willing, for the sake of passage fares, to 
flood the Pacific Coast of the United States with the riffraff of 
any community in Europe, if only the passage money is forth- 
coming. Therein lies the danger, and which calls for the sharp- 
est vigilance on the part of our authorities. If the Panama 
Canal is to be an open gate to the undesirables of all nations, 
it will be anything but a blessing to California. 

SB- 

Nineteen hundred and twelve trans- 
1912's Gift to 1913. mitted to its calendar successor its 

great burden of elements of national 
and individual prosperity of ample magnitude and force to 
carry the new and many following years along the highway of 
abundance and energy, and substantial hope whose fruition 
will be fruitful harvests of peace and plenty throughout the 
coming decade. It may be said that never before did a new 
year begin a career and face coming events under more en- 
couraging circumstances than did 1913. Commerce, finance and 
labor have taken their balance sheets, and are surveying the 
great fields of industry and enterprise which stretch out before 
them, with only a very few seeds of poison-weed to threaten 
the corn, and most of them will, in due time, be uprooted that 
healthy grain may grow luxuriously in the places where they 
essayed to grow, that the promise of the coming harvest might 
not be futile and disappointing. 

But notwithstanding the great burden of good things which 
1912 placed upon the lap of 1913, every line of trade and in- 
dustry was so fearfully handicapped in 1912 the surprise is 
that it defied all handicaps and came through to the very end 
of the year without a limp or groan. Early in the year pessi- 
mists predicted a year of business depression and unusual 
timidity in the business world, which, together with a forth- 
coming presidential election, and the possibility of a radical 
scaling down of the tariff schedules, legislative investigations of 
charges of official corruption, prosecutions of violators of the 
Sherman anti-trust laws, wars and rumors of wars, and all 
intensified by great political excitement. All these agencies 
in the hands of "knockers" could not have done otherwise than 
create countless handicaps. Nevertheless, 1912 weathered the 
pessimistic storm of direful predictions and transferred its 
cargo of good things to 1913 to be carried forward in all the 
nation's channels of commerce, industry and labor with increas- 
ing stability and healthfulness. The political situation was 
further aggravated by predictions that if Woodrow Wilson, 
with his tariff revision notions, were elected to the presidency, 
the business interests of the nation would be set back half a 
century, and only wreck and ruin need be expected. But the 
good sense of the people rode rough shod over the pessimists 
and carried 1912 to the end of its race where it transferred new, 
fresh and active elements of national prosperity to the 1913 car 
of progress. 

The greatest and most influential stimulus back of the pres- 
ent and prospective prosperity is that by direction of the people 
of the United States the Washington government is unequivo- 
cally ordered by the electorate to make haste to revise all the 
tariff schedules to where they will make restraint in trade im- 



popularity of 
Fish Food. 



possible by encouraging sharp competition between producers 
for the patronage of consumers, thus preventing combinations 
between producers to establish prices of commodities to where 
they would burden the people. With the existing customs duties 
on the basis of live and let live, the cost of living would soon 
be under the influence of energetic rivalry between producers, 
when prices would be based on sharp competition, -which would 
not dare to exact more of the consumer than a reasonable profit 
for converting raw materials into merchantable articles, for 
although competition is the life of trade, it is also the death of 
trade when trade overreaches the bounds of fair trade. 

3©- 
It is not so much that the people 
hereabouts need to be educated 
along the lines of fish consumption 
as an awakening to a full realiza- 
tion of the fact that for ages their European or Asiatic ances- 
tors, as the case may be, were habitual consumers of fish, which 
was then recognized as a common meat. To the extent that we 
of this day and generation have substituted animal meat for 
fish, the meat food of our ancestors, have our appetites degen- 
erated and our stomachs become like unto the upper and nether 
stones of a mill that does not always grind fine enough for 
healthy digestion. The stalwartness of the people of Japan 
and China, when their staying qualities are put to the test, 
when great physical endurance is required, is attributed by 
themselves to their large consumption of fish at the expense of 
animal meat, and the fancy inventions of the chef's health- 
wrecking art. 

A quarter of a century ago the consumption of fish in Japan 
was so great that the fishing companies kept more than 4,000 
vessels employed all the time along the coast of Korea, and 
a great many times that number along the coast of the Island 
Kingdom proper. But prior to that time, Chinese capitalists 
had invested large sums of money in the business on China's 
coast country and rivers. Later than a month ago a Chinese 
fishery company was chartered in Peking, and capitalized at 
one million dollars. 

Next to Japan and China, Great Britain is the foremost 
fish-eating country, and following England comes Germany, 
each of which countries make the North Sea their principal 
fishing grounds, and in the last ten years the capital invested 
has been increased greatly, while fish consumption has grown 
to enormous proportions. In a sense, fisheries and fish consump- 
tion in the new world have almost kept pace with England and 
Germany, only that those countries still lead us in fish exports. 
However, the fisheries of the United States, especially those 
located on the great fresh water lakes, are steadily expanding 
their domestic and foreign trade, and there is reason to believe 
that in the not very distant future our fisheries as well as fish 
consumption will compare favorably with the fish industry of 
the Far East and England and Germany. 

So far as fish consumption ; n California is concerned, the 
fact that new fisheries are being established at points on the 
coast and on the rivers clearly indicates considerable ex- 
pansion of the industry, both for the home trade and export. 
The demand for fish in San Francisco on Fridays only is not 
much more than a recollection. Fish peddlers travel the streets 
every day with ample supplies of the finest qualities of fresh 
fish, and fish stalls are careful to be in readiness to supply their 
customers on all days of the week, except on Sundays. All 
the evidence is clearly in the direction of the fact that fish is 
not only rapidly becoming a standard food, but a very common 
food in San Francisco. In truth, fresh fish has become a popu- 
lar meat food in San Francisco, and thanks are due the frugal 
and economical housewife for it. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 



One of the duties that lies upon 
High Time for ' Mayor Rolph's administration — 

Redemption of Promises, now much more completely his than 
in his first year of office — is re- 
demption of the promises made nearly five years ago regarding 
the municipal garbage incinerators. It is true that those prom- 
ises were made under another regime, but even in the last year 
of cleaning up public obligations little has been done about the 
garbage matter. Also it is true that those promises cannot pos- 
sibly be carried out with the money in hand ; they could not be 
fulfilled even if there had been no long course of botching and 
blundering and wastefulness — they were impossible promises. 
But the fact remains that in May, 1908, the city voted on the 
strength of those promises $1,000,000 in bonds; the fact re- 
mains that nearly $150,000 of that sum has been expended in 
interest; that not a spade has been stuck into the ground on 
the North Beach site bought in 1909 for $80,000. And the 
fact remains that the city engineer who made many of the fool- 
ish promises of 1908 was until lately in the same office, even 
under the present administration. Marsden Manson's name is 
attached to a wordy "report" issued just pior to the bond elec- 
tion, and Marsden Manson and his assistants did — or failed to 
do — the planning that has resulted up to date in nothing at all. 
Indeed, it has amounted to less than nothing. 

So this administration is charged with no small degree of the 
responsibility for the failure to carry out some part of the 
Manson plans; it must give us something for that million 
dollars. 

The Islais Creek plant is announced to be almost ready 
to consume garbage, but its full capacity is about one-fourth 
the city's daily output. Even were the North Beach plant 
ready to operate, the two incinerators would not take care of 
half the work absolutely essential to the city's health. 

Once more the News Letter calls for a public statement of 
the real reason for delay at North Beach. What is the matter 
with that part of the project? 

It is recalled that certain manufacturing interests at North 
Beach protested against the use of the two 50-vara lots bought 
by the city for an incinerator at Bay and Taylor streets. There 
was a public hearing on this protest, and then the whole thing 
was shelved. Perhaps the plans for the North Beach plant are 
still in the hands of the City Engineer ; if so, the blame for the 
curious delay as to North Beach might be fixed upon that de- 
partment. Perhaps there has been some strong influence at 
work to keep anything from being done with that section of the 
system. If so, the Mayor ought to know about it, and he ought 
to let the people know all he knows or can find out. 

More than half a million dollars of public money has been 
spent upon the garbage problem, and almost five years of time 
has been wasted. The old private crematory — partially pur- 
chased by the city — continues to stew rather than incinerate, 
and keeps on polluting the air of a considerable portion of the 
city. It will so keep on for a long time to come unless the ad- 
ministration shows more interest and activity in this important 
regard than has been manifested up to this time. 

3*T 
Sumter, S. C, an incorporated city 
New Municipal Office, of 10,000 inhabitants, advertises for 
a municipal general manager. The 
city is a commission-governed municipality, the Mayor being 
chairman of the board of commissioners, but the commission 
and the Mayor propose a new and somewhat startling innova- 
tion which may become a popular way of "running" incor- 
porated towns. The successful applicant for the position of 
general manager must be a civil engineer of known ability and 
an expert in city government, with authority about the same 



as is given to the general manager of a great railway system. 
Civil Service rules obtain in Sumter, but the general manager 
will not be bound by them in any department. Inefficiency or 
negligence in "flagging" misconduct on the part of citizen or 
employee will be sufficient reason for the prompt discharge of 
the offender. There will be no politics in the job, and the gen- 
eral manager need not necessarily be a resident of the city, but 
will be expected to personally oversee all public works, such 
as street improvement, the water supply, paving, lighting, 
police management and the general conduct of the people. If 
thugs and hold-up men become too numerous, and the police 
force is inefficient, the general manager will have the right to 
strip the whole force of its stars. He will be an epauletted 
Czar; even the commissioners will have to obey orders. 

About the only power left to the commission is the supreme 
right of making appropriations for carrying on the government, 
but the expenditure of all appropriations for public service 
will be under the control of the general manager; his own ten- 
ure of office is so long as he proves himself worthy and well 
qualified without reference to days or years. Sumter is launch- 
ing out and expects to become a great manufacturing town, 
where peace, good order and high class business sense shall 
direct everything on high levels of corporate efficiency and 
economy; above all, grafting, rioting and labor strikes are to 
pass by on the other side of Sumter if they want to keep out 
of harm's way. In short, Sumter is willing to pay the right 
sort of a man to take the town in hand and make its conduct 
clean and stable as a great corporation would expect of a mana- 
ger having supreme control over every department of the 
plant. There are a good many larger cities than Sumter that 
would be better off were they to adopt the Sumter plan. 

Profane historians assert that Isabella de Vermandois, 

Dr. Jordan's "superwoman" of the Crusade period, kept on pre- 
senting her husband with offspring until he was eighty years 
old. Is anybody proud of being descended from the prolific 
Isabella ? 



New Year's eve at Techau Tavern was even more de- 
lightful than usual for the many who engaged in the gaiety of 
the occasion at this famous cafe. The management had pro- 
vided a novel decoration in the form of many balloons of vari- 
ous colors, which were fastened at a uniform height to each 
table, producing a most pleasing effect. Each guest was pre- 
sented with several souvenirs, including a handsome cap and 
a newly imported implement from Paris, known as a "Mosser," 
in form like a miniature chocolate muddler of wood, about four 
inches long, and used with a twirling motion to liven up the 
wine in one's glass. The management of the Tavern recently 
presented a beautiful Flanders Electric automobile to Miss 
Elsie Munster of this city. 



, WILLIAMS , 

ANO 

HUMBERT 11 



JEREZ. SPAIN. 

. SHERRY 



FOR QUALITY, THE BEST 

In Bulk and Cases 

Charles Meinecke & Co. 

Mints Pacific Coast 314 SACRAMENTO ST., S. F. 




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"Hear the Crier? Who the devil art thou?" "One that will play the devil, air, with you." 



Hongkong is to have its first department store in the 

American style, and the higher employees will be Chinese 
trained in this country, though the manager is a Chinaman from 
Australia. Eight four-story buildings will be reconstructed to 
make one great store, and the stock will in great part come from 
the United States. It may be remarked that the department 
store, with its demand for standardized articles of all sorts, 
should be-a force in the economic development of China. 

The first year of the fourteen companies into which the 

tobacco trust was disintegrated shows that the fund to be dis- 
tributed among the stockholders is $6,000,000 less than what 
was distributed in dividends in the last year of the old trust. 
A shrinkage in profits so heavy as this does not sustain the 
assertion often heard that dissolution is a farce and means 
simply more money for the trust millionaires. 

As an accompaniment to a report from Washington that 

English will be substituted for Spanish as the official language 
of the courts throughout the Philippines on January 1st, it is 
added that English is now "spoken by 3,000,000 Filipinos." 
This is interesting, if true, and if true is a tribute to the lin- 
guistic abilities of the Filipino people. 

The "green goods" game has been revived in an im- 
proved form, with Newark as a center, for the undoing of 
Italians. The new features are the use of the Italian language 
and the careful avoidance of the United States mails, customers 
being required to use the telegraph or the service of the express 
companies. 

-Castro, of Venezuela, made a grave mistake when he 



failed to disguise himself as a Black Hand bandit in his attempt 
to re-enter the United States. Europe's outlaws never fail to 
squeeze through the barriers in getting into this country. 

Judge Anderson, who tried the dynamiter cases in In- 
dianapolis, says that government by injunction is infinitely to 
be preferred than government by dynamite : a judgment that is 
heartily supported by the American people. 

President Wilson says the surest way not to get a job 

from him is to ask for one. Under such restrictions, the Old 
Guard had best seek secluded sites in the graveyard, and get 
under the pillars marked Hope. 

Now comes the report that the campaign funds of the 

last presidential election are to be muck-raked. Are we living 
in ancient Egypt that last year's campaign fund has a trace of 
anything left to rake? 

A Berkeley graduate has just been placed on the Los 

Angeles police force. Let this fact forever lay the dust over 
the everlasting contention regarding the usefulness of a college 
education. 

The fight between two Western labor leaders for the 

possession of the automobile owned by their union sheds a 
rather significant light on the condition of labor in the West. 

This is a case when the cold winds are not tempered to 

the clothing of the shorn Californian. 



"Blue sky laws," as discussed at the recent convention 

of the Investment Bankers' Association, do not, as might be sup- 
posed, refer to the height of buildings on city streets, but are 
aimed to prevent the selling of fraudulent securities. The name 
is derived from the idea that makers of these securities would 
capitalize the heavens themselves. "Blue sky" legislation is, 
it is said, on foot in several States other than Kansas, which 
already has such a law. 

An American woman who has visited both the Frobel 

kindergartens and the schools in which the Montessori methods 
have been adopted in Rome says that the children in the latter 
school are far beyond those of their own age in the other schools 
in their studies and in general mental development. 

The society for the prevention of useless giving will 

never be as popular as it would like to be until it establishes a 
clearing house for the exchange of useless presents. 

It is a wise woman who escapes the holiday rounds in 

physical, mental and pocket-book strength sufficient to lead 
the rush to the January bargain sale counters. 

Abolition of excursions also lessens the number of times 

that the "fast express will come thundering along," telescoping 
two or three carloads of excursionists. 

Chicago has just broken its marriage license record. In- 
cidentally it may be mentioned that the record rolled into 
higher figures on a real estate boom. 

The bunco business is not what it used to be, if the 

police department carries out its edict to kick off the force cer- 
tain agents of the bunco men. 

It isn't right to belittle "the people" : they were thou- 
sands of years in getting to the point where they began to be- 
lieve in themselves. 

The man who was recently fined $800 by the court for 

the kiss he never got, will probably have his next attempt de- 
livered C. O. D. 

Fellow reformers, as the days begin to lengthen with 

approaching spring, your good resolutions should begin to 
strengthen. 

William Rockefeller must be getting private advice from 

Tammany, the way he is succeeding in avoiding the subpoena 
servers. 

Maine is manufacturing a "near beer" for the local mar- 
ket Fines for the first offense are no lower than for the real 
article. 

Lay not up your treasures in willow plumes, for they 

must go out of fashion — but goodness knows when. 

As usual, the gas log knocks out the Yuletide log after 

the sauce on the holiday plum pudding gives out. 

The husbands of the original "Floradora" sextette are 

still dying — stage deaths for publicity effect. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 




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A little incident happened recently in one of our smartest 
cafes that may teach a wholesome lesson. An attractive bud 
and a splendid young chap, who has been very devoted to her 
for some time, were dining. Several times he glanced up 
from his own plate just in time to catch the little lady looking 
beyond him with a twinkle in her merry brown eyes. 

She was having a little flirtation, and her escort felt horribly 
uncomfortable, but never a word did he say. He was far too 
smooth for that. 

When he could conveniently do so, he nudged about in his 
chair and took a look around to find what the attraction might 
be. He was surprised to discover a friend of his, but he bowed 
very cordially, and then, excusing himself from the lady, made 
his way back to where his friend was sitting alone and invited 
him to join them. The friend readily agreed, and was duly pre- 
sented to the lady of his flirtation; an extra chair was drawn up 
and the duo became a trio. 

Things progressed beautifully, and neither the lady nor the 
friend dreamed that the young host suspected he was the 
"goat." When all was merry as May, the young host arose 
from the table, held out his hand to the young lady and begged 
to be excused, explaining that he was awfully sorry, but he 
really must go. 

Then placing his hand on his friend's shoulder and smiling, 
he said: "Under the circumstances, old chap, I'm sure you 
won't mind in the least settling the bill and seeing the lady 
safely home!" Wow! 

After "Mr. Goat" left, the other young chap's ardor cooled, 
and before long he called the waiter, paid the check and he 
and his new-found friend left the cafe, her face crimson as a 
scarlet carnation. 

A few more lessons might prove helpful to young women who 
show no respect for their escorts when it comes to flirting in 
public. 

5 5 5 
Several travelers were having a midnight across-the-table 
debate at one of our leading hotels recently concerning the 
world's worst hotels. After these people, who are globe trot- 
ters, had discussed the above subject, they agreed to take a 
straw vote on the subject, and a hotel in Bakersfield drew first 
prize. One gentleman held out for a hostelry in Montgomery, 
Alabama, where coffee is not served because the proprietor re- 
gards it as unfit food. Another traveler was in favor of award- 
ing the palm for pure and simple rottenness to Hamilton, On- 
tario. Commercial travelers and theatrical people suffer from 
poor hotels, and can spot the poor ones quicker than the good 
ones, logically and naturally. 

5 5 5 
One of our national failings is incivility. It is a universal 
quality that not only belongs to clerks, street car conductors, 
waiters, chauffeurs, but to men of integrity, of large industry, 
of generous intellectual gifts. Your purely civil man is a rara 
avis. 

Men who are genial and courteous at home become brusque 
and irritable the moment they enter their factory, store, office 
or place of business. Retail clerks are remarkably courteous 
considering the test to which their patience is constantly sub- 
jected. If they be women, and are dealing with their own sex, 
they are apt to be curt, impatient and disobliging. If a wo- 
man tastefully or absurdly dressed enters the. store, business 
receives a furtive stroke of paralysis. The incomer is inven- 




toried, dissected, so to speak, sat upon by these female coro- 
ners of the shop, whose verdicts are delivered to each other 
across the counters by a system of eye-telegraphy not under- 
stood by men. None of these signs of incivility attach them- 
selves to male clerks. 

After all, civility costs so little, and is worth so much! It 
is the next best thing to honesty, and is unquestionably the hall 
mark of a gentleman. 

Chester A. Arthur was considered the most gentlemanly of 
presidents, to use the word in its social sense. 

A story is told of a young newspaper man who accompanied 
President Arthur on a fishing trip to the Thousand Islands. It 
was two o'clock in the morning when he returned to his hotel, 
after telegraphing his paper, and found all the doors locked. 
He battered on a side door to awaken the servants, but what 
was his chagrin when the door was opened by the President of 
the United States. 

"Why, that's all right," said Mr. Arthur when the man apolo- 
gized. "You wouldn't have gotten in until morning if I hadn't 
come. No one is up but me. I could have sent my colored boy, 
but he has fallen asleep, and I hate to wake him." What fine 
civility! 

5 5 5 
Civility is a great thing: it lightens the burdens of life. It 
is so rare to meet a young Chesterfield that I wish to go on 
record as having encountered one in the person of a ten-year- 
old boy. As I was taking my leave of the household, this lad, 
who was playing with his sisters, rose politely and opened the 
door for me. "I am very much pleased with this attention," 
said I. "I hope I have given you no trouble." The lad smiled 
"I am sorry," said the boy, "that I am not letting you in." 

Why could not such gentle courtesy and pretty wit be 
taught the rising generation. For as the Germans say, "with 
hat in hand, one gets on in the world." 
5 5 5 
It was a matter of great interest to watch the finish of the 
Olympic run during their annual hike New Year's day. 

As we all know, the athletes range in years from boyhood to 
old age, and every period was represented in the line. Auto- 
mobiles had been arranged as a convoy in case any of the 
local Marathons should get leg weary, but of the few who did 
lag behind, let it be said to the credit of the seniors that it was 
not one of them. They were the young men, but no doubt the 
New Year festivities had something to do with their getting 
tired. One of the brightest, gayest and freshest of the lads 
was a man who later in the week celebrated his three-score 
birthday. He was one of the first over the line, one of the 
first in the surf, ate more heartily than the others, sang louder 
and longer, and laughed most. 

As the thought of age is gradually being eliminated from 
conversation, and birthdays are being tabooed, men and wo- 
men of riper years are finding their strength and endurance 
mental qualities which verifies the old adage : "A man is as old 
as he feels." 

5 5 5 
An exceedingly smart dinner was given on board the Vicks- 
burg, lying at Mare Island, on New Year's day, when the young 
nobles of the navy entertained several parties from this city. 
As the gunboat boasts of one of the best stewards in the ser- 
vice, many tempting tidbits were spread before the merry 
guests. Afterwards the entire party attended the reception 



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given by Commandant and Mrs. H. M. Mayo, and later went 
to the residence of Lieutenant-Commander Cecil Baker, where 
an informal reception was held. Paymaster Baker is a son of 
Captain Asher Carter Baker, director of exhibits of the Pan- 
ama-Pacific Exposition Company, and is one of the young pay- 
masters stationed at Mare Island. 

5 5? 

Have you made a New Year's resolution? A lady in this 
city, whose name is forever in the very smartest society, made 
a resolution which is worth while. It is ; "Every day of 1913 
I will be happy." She also says : "Do not take life too seri- 
ously, and unless you wish to be very miserable do not take 
yourself seriously. There is always some one with whom to 
smile, some one to trust, some one to love. If the one you smile 
at does not return your smile, know that the next one will." 

Here are a few resolutions : 

Resolved, that during the coming year I will not strive to 
seem other than I am. 

Resolved, that no unkind word of the absent shall pass my 
lips. 

Resolved, that I will sit in judgment upon no one but myself. 

Resolved, that I will not allow the foolish talk of any one to 
deter me from doing what I think best. 

Resolved, that no day shall pass wherein I do not recount 
my blessings. 

Resolved, that I send no thought into the world that will not 
bless or cheer or purify or heal." 

If she should keep only the' resolution to be happy, she will 
have advanced a long way towards the goal of happiness. 

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Though unexpected, but nevertheless -interesting, is it to see 
the attitude of McCarthy and others of the disturbing element 
in San Francisco relative to the conviction and imprisonment 
of the dynamiters at Indianapolis. The laborites of this city 
sent a telegram of sympathy and assurance of continued sup- 
port and confidence to Tveitmoe, and another message sent to 
the dynamiters at the federal prison extends greetings and as- 
surance of continued confidence and support to any limits nec- 
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the world are uniting to prove that an injury to one is an injury 
to all. Nothing is said in these messages of the injuries, the 
damage and the suffering to the families of the twenty-one 
killed at Los Angeles, and hundreds or more killed and 
wounded elsewhere. 

Outside of the element from which the convicted men came, 
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The Balkan war is over, so far as 
The Balkan War. it concerns Turkey, but unless all 

signs are deceptive, the Turks will 
soon have abundant opportunity to stand aside and witness a 
death struggle between the Allies over the spoils accruing to 
the allied victors. But in any event, the European backbone 
of Islam is broken into fragments, with no relief in sight, un- 
less the Mohanmedans of Asia-Minor— about 20,000,000 in 
number — shall undertake to re-establish the Holy City and 
make it the capital of a new Islamitic empire beyond the civi- 
lization of Southern Europe, which is possible and not alto- 
gether unlikely. To be sure, peace has not yet been declared, 
both sides demanding the impossible, which makes it highly 
probable that if it appears to the Ambassadorial Conference 
that the peace plenipotentiaries will quit the conference and de- 
cide on the resumption of hostilities, the ambassadors, backed 
by all the Powers, will agree upon terms of peace and oblige 
the warring nations to accept them, without much reference as 
to how the spoils of victory shall be divided. But in any 
event, it does not seem at all likely that the Allies will ever be 
able to agree on a division of the conquered territory without 
more or less fighting. The demands that each are making, if 
persisted in, would certainly culminate in an inter-Balkan war, 
which could very well be prolonged until Turkey, with her 
broken armies reorganized, entered the field to take advantage 
of the weakened condition of the Allies. The history of Tur- 
key's statecraft in the past justifies some fear that the Turks 
are waiting for just such interstate complications in the Balkan 
coalition. It is clear that the ambassadorial gathering in Lon- 
don is contemplating such a condition in the Near East, and is 
scheming to wipe Turkey off the map of Europe as a great em- 
pire, and at the same time prevent an inter-Balkan war over the 
spoils of victory. Altogether the situation in the Near East 
is thoroughly warlike, and the elimination of Turkey from Euro- 
pean political life rather adds a cloak of even greater blackness 
to the dove of peace. It is not likely that Greece will ever agree 
to give back a foot of the territory she has won, including 
Crete, certain Egean Islands, the shore line on Southern Tur- 
key, Saloniki and the dominating political influence in Mace- 
donia. Montenegro has no spoils in sight since Albania gets 
independence. Servia seeks in vain for some of the spoils of 
victory. Roumania, though an outsider and observer during 
the season of actual hostilities, wants a slice of the spoils, and 
Bulgaria claims that "I did it all," and wants the lion's share, 
while Germany and Austria have to get along on blasted hopes 
that some day they would have a zone of their own from the 
Danube to Saloniki, which is practically a seaport on the 
Mediterranean. Ambassadorial "conventions" are generally de- 
stroyers of the fruits of victorious war on battlefields. It was 
just such "conversations" that cheated Japan out of the big 
things of her victory over China, and later defeated her demand 
for one billion dollars to indemnify her for thrashing Russia. 
It is not true that "to the victor belongs the spoils of war" in 
every instance. That is why the Allies are already preparing 
to defend their captures against their copartners, but not until 
after the conclusion of the Ambassadorial "conversations" now 
being held in London under British, French and Russian in- 
fluences, will the Near East problem be solved, and the final 
solution may be prolonged, for the envious eyes of the Powers 
are gazing at Asia Minor as the next Turkey to be picked. 
However, there does not appear to be any reasonable road for 
the Balkan Allies to take that leads to national peace or pros- 
perity for their subjects. It is not a drawn battle, but the crowd 
is anxious to "hold up" the stakeholder and rob the principals. 

The yearly balance sheet of China shows a deficit of 

$50,000,000. Semi-officially, China gives it out that Mongolia 
province covers 1,500,000 square miles of very rich territory, 
about half the size of Europe, and that if Russia takes over the 
province, the commerce of the world will be shut out of the rich- 
est division of the Far East. 



An apparently well informed correspondent, writing from 

Constantinople, explains from the Islam point of view why the 
Turks stubbornly resist the Allies' demand for the surrender 
of Adrianople. It is the ancient capital of the Mussulmans, 
and is about as sacred to them as Mecca; moreover, it is the old 
seat of the Faith's inspired interpreter of the Koran. The 
more liberal minded Turks in authority believe that with the 
seat of inspiration surrendered to the Christians, the millions 
of Mohammedans scattered over Asia, Africa and Europe would 
be found inciting insurrection and sedition, because of their un- 
bridled superstition, the consequence of which would be the 
transformation of every Mussulman into a vindictive Ishmaelite 
crying for class, tribal and religious hatred the wide world over. 
A little credulity is required to convince most people that the 
Turk is so solicitous about the welfare of the non-Mohammedan 
world as to want to protect it from Mussulman degradation. 

Under the pretext of securing her rights and integrity, 

Italy and Austria are considering a plan to take possession of 
Albania until law and order is restored, which means that Servia 
and Montenegro's plans for territorial acquisition anywhere on 
the Adriatic Sea will go agley. It looks now as if only England, 
France and Russia will profit in a liberal way out of the Near 
East muddle. It also looks as if Germany had been outgen- 
eraled in the diplomatic battle, which has been raging on the 
side of the Turko-Balkan battlefields. The triple entente, Eng- 
land, France and Russia, is the strongest, wealthiest and most 
merciless international statecraft combine in the world to-day, 
and it would surprise no one if the combine turned its attention 
to the Panama Canal free toll policy of the United States gov- 
ernment. 

More trouble for Russia in the Far East is looming up. 

The princes and other prominent Mongolians have publicly de- 
nounced the Russian scheme to exploit the province, and have 
notified Yuan, President of China, that they and their money 
can be relied upon to march to the defense of Mongolia the 
moment the Czar sends troops to occupy the land. Events of 
all kinds of good things for China seem to be conspiring to put 
more and stronger props under the great Chinese republic. 

Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, himself an Irishman, 

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"Ben-Hur" at the Columbia. 

A new page in American theatrical history will be written 
when "Ben-Hur" is eventually shelved. It is practically thir- 
teen years ago when this remarkable production first was shown 
to the public at the Broadway Theatre in New York, in which 
I had the honor of participating. The success of this 
play, incidentally it may be mentioned, laid the foundation 
stone for Klaw & Erlanger, now one of the very greatest theat- 
rical producers in this country. Through all these thirteen 
years this wonderful play has retained its hold on the public, 
and will no doubt do so for some years to come. Wherein lies 
the potency or magic, or whatever it may be, which can hold 
the interest of the theatre-going public for so many years? The 
answer to this is not hard to state. If you have never seen the 
play, then go and judge for yourself, and you will understand 
the secret of its drawing powers. The audience at the Colum- 
bia Theatre Monday evening sat as if entranced for three hours 
and a half while the wonderful story was being unfolded. As 
one beautiful scene after another was revealed, the audience 
did not know whether to applaud or not. The wonderful rev- 
erence adhering to the play has a tendency to silence any visi- 
ble evidence of appreciation on the part of the audience. 

Manager % Marx and myself were discussing the production 
which has been sent us this week as compared to the original 
production of thirteen years ago. In 1899 there were only two 
chariots in the famous race. Now there are four, and sixteen 
horses are employed. In every sense the present production is 
an improvement on the original. I am given to understand that 
this production is the one which played such a long engagement 
at the Drury Lane Theatre in London, where the play had a long 
run and achieved a tremendous success. Since the original 
performances, I have seen the play but once, and that was in the 
East some years ago, yet Monday evening I sat as if spell bound 
at the wonder of it all. The story is almost as old as the world, 
and breathes hope and salvation. You leave the theatre feeling 
a better man or woman, fortified and strengthened, and better 
able to battle with the world. The reverent charm of it all is 
beyond description. If you have seen the play you will want 
to see it again. Not to have seen "Ben-Hur" means to have 
missed something which is almost a part of our life. Much 
has been written about this play. It has been discussed every- 
where. Its story is the story of mankind. There is little which 
can be added. I would advise you to go and see it, whether you 
have ever witnessed it or not, and in case you have never seen 
it, be assured that you are going to see something which will 
remain in your memory while life lasts, and which will bring 
home to you vividly the story of the redemption and salvation 
of man. Aside from this, the marvelous production is worth go- 
ing to see. To my knowledge, there is nothing on our stage at 
the present time which is clothed with such magnificence and 
sumptuousness. The scenes move before you like a panorama. 
It is literally a feast for the eyes. Scene after scene is shown 
which, in regard to fidelity to atmosphere and environment is 
little short of wonderful. The chariot race is by all means the 
greatest scene which has ever been staged. It baffles descrip- 
tion, and even when you see it you are unable to describe the 
wonder of it all. 

I have known of many instances of people going solely to see 
the chariot race. This one scene is worth the price of admission. 
The scene on Mount Olivet is thrilling in its reverence and 
glory. It is something which in after years we can describe 
to our children. Klaw & Erlanger certainly deserve much praise 
for sending us such a complete performance, which is abso- 
lutely perfect in every detail. The company as a whole is fairly- 



competent. I was much disappointed in the man who plays 
the role of "Ben-Hur." He does not in any sense measure up to 
the requirements of this splendid role. In some instances he 
is almost amateurish, his gestures in places being almost ridicu- 
lous. He reads his lines with a sort of stilted elocutionary 
effect which is extremely monotonous. It has been stated that 
this part is such a good one that even a bad actor cannot spoil 
it, and after seeing Thomas Holding do the part, I am convinced 
that this statement is true. In some respects I would say the 
same of Wedgewood Nowell, who essays the important part of 
Messala. He also is lacking in many vital essentials. He has 
neither presence nor acting ability, which the role requires. 
Ben Mears, an actor of many years of experience, does Simoni- 
des, and gives a fine performance of the character. Leslie 
Stowe, as Ilderim, is very good, and presents a picturesque 
figure. 

Another good performance is that of Willard Blackmore as 
Malluch. Here is a man I would suggest who could do "Ben- 
Hur" well. The best performance among the women is that of 
Florence Auer as the mother of Hur. She lent the role sweet 
sympathy and a depth of feeling which carried conviction. I 
wish I could say as much of some of the other feminine roles. 
The cast is a very long one, but the roles are in good hands, 
and the stage management is fine. It is a mystery how it all 
can be done on the Columbia stage, where more than two hun- 
dred people are crowded, sixteen horses, a camel and a tre- 
mendous amount of scenery, and probably thirty stage hands. 
This is a feat in itself. Do not miss this wonderful play, which 
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January 11, 1913. 



"Paid in Full" at the Alcazar. 

This play, brutal in all its externals, seems to have a fasci- 
nating hold on the public. They seem to like things that take 
hold of you with a big, crude hand, which does not mince mat- 
ters. Eugene Walter, the author, came pretty near to striking 
a new key note in things dramatic when he brought his new, 
forceful style of writing to the American stage. That the 
theatre-going public of this country like this is evidenced by 
the great success this author has scored with all his plays, 
which are more or less written with the same bold hand. "Paid 
in Full" is characteristic of ■Walter's style in every essential. 
He has the faculty, too, of being able to begin real interest 
which starts almost immediately after the rise of the first cur- 
tain. He unfolds his plot with startling speed; in fact, in this 
play, so anxious does he appear on this point that one can sur- 
mise the ending of the play within ten minutes after it has be- 
gun. In one way this is a fault. It is the business of the story- 
teller to keep h : s reader guessing until the last page. In this 
play we all know in the first act exactly how things will turn 
out. At the same time, Walter is a master hand in building 
situations, and in drawing his characters in such a manner that 
they become bas-relief portraits, standing out with remarkable 
fidelity. 

The play has been seen here several times, and is not new to 
the majority, yet the splendid audiences at the Alcazar this 
week is sufficient evidence that we like Walter and his style. 
Miss Vaughan and Mr. Lytell are both afforded an opportunity 
to show themselves to advantage, though Lytell, to the surprise 
of most of us, does the role of "Jimsy." I would say, too, that 
I liked his enactment of this part immensely. He made him a 
tremendous, likeable figure, rough in speech, but with a heart 
which was always in the right place. He won your sympathy 
from the first. Lytell scored heavily. Much credit should be 
given Chatterton for his performance of Joe Brooks. It is far 
and away the best and biggest thing I have seen this clever 
chap do. He invested the role with exactly the right sort of 
elemental roughness to make him seem human. He did not 
over-act, and the opportunities for too much exuberance in this 
character are numerous. He actually seemed to live the part. 
Chatterton came perilously near to carrying off the honors of 
the performance, and if the short cast was not this week so 
uniformly excellent, he would have made a star part of Brooks. 
Bennison also forges to the front with a remarkable presenta- 
tion of the old sea captain. Bennison has done so many roles 
during his stay at the Alcazar which have had "excellent" 
tagged on them that it becomes a habit with the chronicler now- 
adays to mention the work of Bennison with all the laudatory 
adjectives which one is able to summon. At all events, his 
Captain Williams is a character study which is in many ways re- 
markable, attaining in many instances to almost greatness. Ben- 
nison is so sure of himself, and his work is so thoroughly per- 
meated with sureness of touch and confidence, that he seems at 
once to give his audience the same feeling. Miss Vaughan does 
all that is asked of her as Mrs. Brooks, a sympathetic perform- 
ance which is very satisfactory. Miss Vaughan, however, should 
not take a walk on the streets at midnight in evening dress 
with only a lace shawl for covering. Rhea Mitchell, in her sec- 
ond part at the Alcazar in a role which does not afford her 
much scope, shows signs of much innate cleverness. She ap- 
pears to be an actress of experience. The settings are simply 
great, particularly Captain Williams' den, which is a triumph 
for the property man. 

Capacity audiences are to be seen at practically every per- 
formance these days at the Alcazar, and I am happy to state 
that all indications point to a continued season of prosperity for 
the enterprising managers. They certainly do strive their ut- 
most to give a real two-dollar show for less than half the price. 
They deserve hearty support and co-operation from the thea- 
tre going public of this city. 

• • • 

Pantages. — Captain Tiebor's seals are taking first place on 
an exceptionally good bill at the Pantages this week. The 
tricks that these seadogs are put through at each performance 
are wonderful. Another big number is the acrobatic offering 
of the six Tasmanian Van Diemans, consisting of a half-dozen 
lady athletes, who are in a class by themselves. The bal- 
ance of the show is filled with entertaining acts and numbers. 
"Miss Manicure," a bright little skit with Dorothy Gordon, a 



former Fischer star; Ponte and Christopher, Italian street 
singers; Daly's minstrels, Charles King and Virginia Thornton 
in "The Counsellor," and the two Gabberts, novelty gymnasts. 

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ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Alcazar.- — "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," one of the few 
great comedy successes of to-day, is to be given its first pre- 
sentation in a stock theatre next Monday evening at the Alca- 
zar, with Evelyn Vaughan and Bert Lytell leading the regular 
company, and a number of players specially engaged to portray 
various character types. It was adapted by George M. Cohan 
from the magazine stories by George Randolph Chester, and 
has a record of two years on Broadway, an entire season in 

Chicago, and a very profitable transcontinental tour. 

• • * 

Orpheum. — "The Eternal Waltz," Leo Fall's tabloid operetta 
which heads the Orpheum bill next week, is the most preten- 
tious production ever made for vaudeville. "The Eternal 
Waltz" is a brilliant satire on the composer's career, and de- 
picts the waltz craze current all over the country, and typifies 
all the delightful strains of his most lilting compositions. The 
piece is in two scenes, and will introduce Mabel Berra, the 
London prima donna ; Cyril Chadwick, a famous comedian, and 
a cast of fifty people, a complete chorus and an augmented or- 
chestra. 

Joe Morris and Charlie Allen, two comedians with big, 
lusty voices, who style themselves "The Comedians with the 
Pipes," will furnish a most amusing singing act. Their ditties 
are mostly parodies on late song hits, and are rich with a humor 
that never fails to convulse their audiences with laughter. 

Hugh McCormack and Grace Wallace, an Australian ventrilo- 
quial duo, will present a skit called "The Theatrical Agent." 
The locale of the act is at the seaside, and its situations furnish 
opportunity for pretty costuming and plenty of quaint comedy. 

Wilsons' Comedy Circus, in which a number of four-footed 
vaudevillians, consisting of beautiful, tiny trained ponies "and 
the wonderful unridable mule, Obey, make it plain that they are 
unmistakably in it, will be a feature of the coming program. 
An incident of the act is a small disk that turns with the ponies 
on it with rapidity. The mule, Obey, because of his obstinacy, 
is the clown of the Circus, and a good deal of fun is provided 
by the unsuccessful attempts of various amateur equestrians ■ 
to maintain a seat upon his back. 

Next week will be the last of Lola Merrill and Frank Otto; 
Hopkins and Axtell; and the Harvey Family. 

» • • 

Columbia. — "Broadway" Jones, which comes to the Colum- 
bia Theater for a limited engagement on Sunday night, January 
19th, is the latest play from the pen of the brilliant young 
author, George M. Cohan. A point of novelty in connection 
with "Broadway" Jones is that not a single note of music is to 
be found. It is Mr. Cohan's first "straight" corricdy. The cast 
to present the play here includes John Webster, who gave us 
such a splendid portrayal of J. Rufus, in "Get Rich Quick Wal- 
lingford" last season; Ralph Morgan, especially selected by 
Mr. Cohan for the titular role, Caroline Lill, George C. Staley, 



DEWAR'S SCOTCH 

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DISTILLERS TO KING GEORGE V 

John Dewar & Sons held this Royal Warrant 
to Queen Victoria apd King Edward VII. 

Sherwood & Sherwood, Pacific Coast Agents 
San Francisco Los Angeles Portland, Ore. 



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Daniel Burns, Jack Pierce, Marie Taylor, Fred Maynard, Grace 
Morrissey, Edith Lucket, George H. Henry, Charles Hender- 
son, Dore Rogers and others. 

* * * 

Pantages. — A troupe of stalwart Cuban athletes, with an 
acrobatic offering that has been the sensation of the vaudeville 
world, is the headline, feature on the new bill opening at the 
Pantages on Sunday afternoon. The act is known as the Six 
Castillions, and the sextette combine daring and difficult gym- 
nastic feats with a wonderful exhibition of whirlwind tumbling. 
One of the best musical acts playing in vaudeville to-day are 
the Four Avallos, premier xylophonists and vocalists. Jenny 
Avallo, a strikingly beautiful girl, renders several high class 
selections during the action of the number. Hilliar, talkative 
trickster and shadowgraph artist, is one of the best known ex- 
ponents of black art on the stage, and his feats of magic are 
delivered with a running fire of bright chatter. "The Second 
Nancy Lee" is a spectacular nautical comedy operetta which 
the two Worths, Haynes and Montgomery, are offering this sea- 
son. George Rowley, Beau Brummel dancer, is a terpsichorean 
artist of more than ordinary ability. Eckert and Francis are 
best known to vaudeville patrons as "Those Comedy Teutons," 
who have a jolly patter of jingling parodies. A special attrac- 
tion on the new bill is the great symbolic sketch, "The Devil, 
the Servant and the Man," presented by the Chas. Gill Com- 
■ pany. A couple of reels of comedy motion pictures finish the 
bill. 

* * * 

The Music Committee of the Musical Association of San 
Francisco has exercised the utmost care in preparing the pro- 
gram for the Eighth Popular Concert of the San Francisco Or- 
chestra, to be given at the Cort Theatre on Sunday afternoon, 
January 12th, and for the Eighth Symphony Concert to be given 
at the Cort Theatre on Friday afternoon, January 17th. For 
the convenience of the public, seats for all concerts of the San 
Francisco Orchestra are placed on sale at the box offices of 
Sherman, Clay & Co., Kohler & Chase, and the Cort Theatre. 

* » » 

The soloist for the weekly matinee musicale at Kohler & 
Chase's this Saturday afternoon will be Oscar Frank, baritone, 
one of the most popular and most efficient concert soloists in this 
city. Mr. Frank is exceptionally gifted in the interpretation of 
ballads. He possesses a vibrant and flexible voice of fine com- 
pass and power, as well as the fine artistry necessary to sing 
ballads and German Lieder in a satisfactory manner. A most 
pleasing feature among the instrumental numbers on the pro- 
gram is an arrangement for the Aeolian Pipe Organ of the 
well known legends from the Indian Suite by MacDowell. This 
is a very valuable addition to musical literature, and will 
prove very edifying to the musical audience in attendance. The 
introductory number of the program will consist of a group of 
three compositions by Nevin, entitled "Day in Venice." 



TALES WE HAVE HEARD. 

Charlie Clark of SanMateo paid $1,000 for a ballroom to rag 
in for three hours. 

That prominent society women smoked cigarettes in all pub- 
lic Rlaces on New Year's. 

A San Francisco Colonel says Helen Gould may not be beau- 
tiful, but that she certainly has a fine figure — about $30.- 
000,000. 

That society men are consulting their dentists. They can't 
even bite "chicken." 

That many married men have made such sweeping resolu- 
tions that, as a consequence, there are many vacant apartments 
in the down-town apartment district. 

That Major Hampton is the smartest dressed man in the 
army. 

That you can transport your husband by parcels post, pro- 
viding there is no odor to him. 

San Francisco waiters received $15,000 in tips New Year's 
Eve. 

Two engagements among our best people are to be announced 
soon. 



Traveling Lecturer for Society (to remaining listener) 

— I should like to thank you, sir, for so attentively hearing me 
to the end of a rather too long speech. Local Member of So- 
ciety — Not at all, sir. I'm the second speaker. — Punch. 

"That's a swell umbrella you carry." "Isn't it?" "Did you 

come by it honestly?" "I haven't quite figured out. It started 
to rain the other day and I stepped into a doorway to wait till 
it stopped. Then I saw a young fellow coming along with a 
nice large umbrella, and I thought if he was going as far as 
my house I would beg the shelter of his umbershoot. So I 
stepped out and asked, 'Where are you going with that um- 
brella, young fellow?' an'd he dropped the umbrella and ran." 
— Houston Post. 



"Every time I speak in public I insist on being liberally 

remunerated," said the orator. "And quite properly," replied 
the strictly business man. "While your remarks may not be 
valuable, you are entitled to compensation for the risk you 
take of injuring your political future." — Washington Star. 



Columbia Theatre 

Gottlob. Mane & Co.. Managers. 



Corner Geary and Mason Sts. 
Phones Franklin 150. 
Home C 6733. 

The leading playhouse. 



Second and Last Week Begins Monday, Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. 

klaw A Erlanger's International 

"BEN-HUR" 
jihi Peopli — hi Chariot Horses. 
Augmented Orchestra Directed by Gustav Hinrichs 1 

Engage nt Positively Closes Saturday, January 18th, 

Beginning Sunday Night. January L9th, " BROADWAY" JONES 
Geo, M. Cohan's Latest Comedy, 



Alcazar Theatre b^Mm . 

Phones— Kearny 2: Home C 4466 
Mn ,"'!",V, S'",' 1 '- l >"'i'»r.v ISth mi. I Throughout the Week EVELYH VAI OHAN 

and Hl-.ni L-YTELL, Leading the Alcazar Company i" I we M Cohan's 

Greatest Laugh-Getting Success 

"GETRICH- QUICK WALLINGFORD " 
Its Firsi Presentation in Stocb 

Prices— Night. 26c. to $1: matinee. 26c to 50c. Matinee Thursday. 
Saturday, Sunday. 



Pantages' Theatre 



Market street, opposite Maaon. 



Week starting Sunday Math tannery 12th 

SIX CASTILLIONS-Cuban Athletic Marvels 
FOUR AVALLOS-Worlds Premier Zylophonists 
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Muts.. 1:30 and 3:30. Nights continuous from 6:30. 
Prices — 10c. 20c. and 30c. 



Orvheum, crnm* street. 

\yi yiwiAjiii Bet stockton and Powe „ 

Safest and moat magnificent theatre In America. 

Wo..j< beginning this 8 ernoon, Matinee '-very day. 

THE LAST WORD IN VAUDEVILLE 
PHEOTERNAL WALTZ." VauderlUV. Creates! Musical Production bj 

all null Mnl..| It.., »dnlr* and Cut oi " \iiina»nl>Nl 

',' r .' , ';-" r ,'.';, !£! "'•<"«> » "ARLIE I >:\ll. K and » a 

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B»enlng pr - Box seats, Jl. Matinee pri 

ie*eept Sundays and holidays), Hi,-.. We., so.-. Phones Douglas 70: 
Home C 1670. 



San Francisco Orchestra 

TWO POPULAR CONCERTS 

Cort Theatre. 3:15 p. m. 

Sunday Afternoon. Jany 12th Friday Afternoon. Jany 17th 

irram* 
• ■ 
•ale at the tan irmanClayA Co., Kohler A Cheap, and 



Mrs. Mary Park) ' ►mmer- 

<-h»l work, B :ig. Room ?07 Phone Sutt. - 



Kohler & Chase present their 2nd season 

MATINEES of MUSIC 

Every Saturday Afternoon at 3 O'clock 
Kohler & Chase Hall, 26 OFarrell Street 

Featuring Vocal and Instrumental Soloists, the 
Pianola Piano and the wonderful Aeolian 
Pipe Organ. 

v cards of admission required The PuNic cordially invited. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 



. m i i 

f^CIETX 




California now has a polo set. A population may metamor- 
phose itself into baseball fans with enthusiastic regularity, but 
until it acquires the polo habit it cannot get a place in the mov- 
ing pageant of Aryan sports. 

We have been playing polo here some years, but one has to 
develop a polo set before taking rank. We now have such a 
set, and the San Francisco representatives behaved on Sunday 
as any proper' y fired polo set must behave — kept the long 
distance wires to Coronado busy finding out all the details of 
the game played by the Canadians and the Pasadena teams, in 
which the men from Calgary outplayed their opponents, and 
won brilliant honors. 

Hillsboro had had a polo contest of its own that day with 
Christian de Guigne, Captain Ross Withers, R. M. Tobin and 
E. W. Howard matched against Felton Elkins. Will Tevis, Jr., 
Tom Driscoll and Harry Hastings. Teddy Howard cued the 
ball through the goal in the eighth chucker, and won the game 
for his team, the Whites. It was a marrow-chilling day, when 
the cold seemed to bite right into life, and one might have 
fancied that the intrepid followers of the game had had enough 
for one day. 

But that isn't after the manner of a genuine polo set. Its en- 
thusiasm can always be taken out of the refrigerator, thoroughly 
congealed, but perfectly intact. Likewise, it can broil in the sun 
and still stand tiptoe with interest. So the Reds and Whites 
had hardly jumped from their ponies when every one wanted 
to know what had happened at Coronado, and while the tea and 
the long, hot drinks were going around, the telephones buzzed 
with the doings of the players at San Diego. It would appear 
that the Canadian team is one to conjure with. The Calgary 
men have been reinforced by O. A. Critchley, a former west 
of England player, whose drives seem as accurate as mathe- 
matics, and reduced the score of the opposing team to frac- 
tions. Snowden, who is still with the Canadians, drove six 
of the team's goals, and Carle and Robertson, the first and 
back, maintained the high score standard of the Calgary team. 
Robert Neustadt, Reggie Weiss, Harry Weiss and Carleton 
Burke, playing for Pasadena, were unable to register a goal 
during the first two periods. 

There will shortly be an exodus of our polo set to Coronado. 
Lent comes early this year, and many people are planning to 
go down just as soon as sackcloth upholsters the calendar, and 
ashes powder the nose of the true penitent. On the other hand, 
the enthusiastic polo followers are already tapping their toes 
with impatience, anxious to be off where the competing hoofs 
of the polo ponies pound across the field, and where the riders 
feel the tang of sectional rivalry, and the onlookers are swept 
by fierce enthusiasms and antagonisms. Such a game as the 
Reds and Whites played at Hillsboro this week might have 
struck the untutored as the last thrill in polo combats, for the 
men put all that they had to give in it. But a man can't give 
quite so much when he is a Red one day and a White the next 
as when he is defending Hillsboro against Santa Barbara; and 
over an accident to a man on either team, whereas a crowd torn 
over an accident to a man on either team would have wept tears 
into factions may cheer and weep at the same time. 

When Harry Hastings took over the management of the polo 
exhibitions for Hillsboro, he promised some thrills, and one 
which he expects to provide is a tournament like those that 
have pricked the always-keen interest in the game. With such 
a star team as the Canadians in the field, the Hillsboro team 
would have opposition that would make the fires of resolve to 
win blaze fiercely. Meanwhile, some of the most ardent fol- 
lowers of the game are going south to watch the Calgarys again 
essay to wipe the Pasadenans off the field with an apparent few 
easy turns of the wrist. 

© © © 
Overheard at the opening night of the "Blue Bird." Seated 
where the overhearing was best — right under the box in which 
the beautiful Anna Peters entertained a party of friends, in- 



PALACE HOTEL 

Situated on Market Street in the center of the city. 
Take any Market Street Car from the Ferry. 

FAIRMONT HOTEL 

The most beautifully situated of, any City Hotel 
in the world. 

Take the Sacramento Street Cars from the Ferry 
Two Great Hotels Under the Management of the 

PALACE HOTEL COMPANY 



eluding Ned Greenway. After the second act, Ned turned to 
a dreamy-eyed young debutante who seemed to be wistfully 
peering into the land where the shadows lie like blue birds. Ned 
looked appreciatively at the maidenly and poetical abstraction 
of the fair young thing. He doesn't wander off into poetical 
abstractions, himself, but on the other hand he' doesn't sit so 
tight to material things that he can't appreciate a little debu- 
tante who lifts her soft wings and soars a bit. 

So he leaned over her chair and said: "Beautiful idea this, 
isn't it? Blue birds for happiness — that's what most women 
are really looking for, isn't it?" 

Then she lifted her eyes, like deep pools that reflect the light 
of heaven. And she said : 

"Blue birds! Don't believe it. Most women are looking for 
black birds of paradise — and at a reduced price, too!" 

Which only goes to prove that even a man as experienced 
as Ned Greenway can't always tell what's happening in the 
back of a debutante's mind when she's casting a wistful eye 
into space. 

© © © 

Mrs. Clement Tobin has been chosen for Queen of the Mardi 
Gras ball, and Ferdinand Theriot will reign at her side. Theriot 
is related to the de Sablas, which lends verisimilitude to the 
reinship of these two. The Mardi Gras ball has ceased to be 
a ball — it's an institution. Its tradition has been ingrowing and 
outgrowing, and has not been basted on it each year by the 
managers. It is now the sort of institution that is a part of 
city life, and accepted as such by every one. If the people who 
never go to these balls, but get up early the morning after to 
read all about them in the papers, and to look at the pictures, 
were to be deprived of this, they would probably go to the next 
kickers' class of Mayor Rolph's, and protest against the de- 
cline of a municipal institution. 

However, there is not any danger of such action. So long 
as there are little children who must be taken to the hospital 
dedicated to their use, there will be a Mardi Gras ball, for this 
has proven far and away the nost successful way of raising 
money. 

The balls have prepared us for the sort of pageantry which 
Mr. F. R. Benson will produce during the Exposition. There 
was a time when the Queen of the Mardi Gras ball might look 
the part as well as Mrs. Tobin will this- year, or as Mrs. Fred 
Kohl did last, but she was as removed from that set as Mars 
is from earth by the latest scientific figures. It was impossible 
to get a member of the smart set to play the role in the era 
when the Mardi Gras ball was young in San Francisco. The 
women managers left it to their men friends to get a beauty out- 
side the smart pale. Once it was a lovely creature outside 
most pales, and some of the fashionables thought that was 
going too far. Again it was a star-eyed brunette who re- 
sembled Maxine Elliott, and afterwards went on the stage, to 
retire after a brief experience and embrace matrimony. That 



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was in the days when the Mardi Gras splashed the riot of its 
color through the vistas of the old Hopkins house. 

Finally the women in the smart set saw that they were losing 
an opportunity, and induced one of their own number to play 
the part. On the whole it would be less nerve-wracking to the 
managers, though perhaps not so piquante, and certainly not so 
apt to fill the lockers of the gossips with ammunition. As far 
as beauty and queenly grace are concerned, there are heaps 
of material right in the smart set: material right in sight for 
twenty years, and more coming along all the time, for T. R. 
doesn't need to preach to the fashionables out here. 

So it's evident that the Exposition pageant is going to have 
the services of the smart set. The Mardi Gras has trained 
them to the idea. Miss Genevieve King, who has the pageantry 
idea very much at heart, said the other day that we ought to 
be able to call upon high and low, rich and poor, plain and beau- 
tiful — call upon any one in San Francisco, as they do in London. 
When the Princess Henry of Pless rode her handsome charger 
into the foreground of the last pageant produced under Mr. 
Benson's direction in London, she had in her suite princes of 
Germany, Sweden, Holland and England, and the only reason 
there wasn't a king or two in the pageant was because they 
were really not required, with so many princes and grand 
.dukes vying with each other for places in the pageant. 

We've broken the ice at our Mardi Gras, where many sets 
masquerade as one, but it will take a big thing like the pageant 
proposed by Mr. Benson to bring out the best that is in us in 
that line — to quicken the imagination and lift us out of the 
spiritual squalor of most festivals without losing any of the 
joy. 



THE WINTER FETE. 
The "Winter Fete" will be held at the St. Francis Hotel on 
Thursday evening, January 16th, at 8:30 p. m. The "Winter 
Fete" is a production of professional California talent. The 
features to be presented will be "The Gentleman Burglar," by 
Mr. Dolez. This will be its first presentation on an American 
stage. There will also be an elaborate pantomime performance 
by five society dancers, consisting of the Misses Claire Thomp- 
son, Dorothy Scoble, Hazel Kiching, Pauline Marron and Bar- 
bara Shurmand, which will be a genuine surprise to society. 
"The Question" will be reproduced by the original performers, 
including Valerie Ellison, Howard Lankford and Lilian King. 
The occasion promises to be the greatest event of the season. 
The following gentlemen are pleased to associate themselves 
with the entertainment: Edward M. Greenway, Charles de 
Young, Thornwell Mullally, Charles F. Hanlon, Paul Verdier, 
Wellington Gregg, Harry Francis, 0. Rich. Tables for supper 
can be reserved through hotel management. Tickets on sale at 
the St. Francis News Stand and Kohler & Chase. A limited 
number of boxes will be reserved at the Winter Fete Com- 
mittee, St. Francis Hotel. 



The Hotel Fresno celebrated its formal opening on Janu- 
ary 7th at seven o'clock in the evening. At that hour, and until 
midnight, the people of Fresno were invited to attend an infor- 
mal reception given by the management. Light refreshments 
were served as a compliment from Manager H. W. Lake and 
his partner, Albert Bettens. Some of the furnishings and 
draperies of the hotel proved a revelation. No expense was 
spared in the purchasing, and the result is a combination of taste 
and richness seldom seen in hotels located in a city the size of 
Fresno. The annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce was 
held at the new hotel on the evening following the opening. 
Two hundred and fifty plates were laid for the banqueters. 



A visit to the Tait-Zinkand Cafe this week will prove to 

be well worth while. The decorations to be seen there are the 
most gorgeous and striking ever shown in San Francisco. The 
style is Oriental, and is typically suggestive of the Far East. 
One can imagine he is in distant lands while dining in the midst 
of these decorations. Modern San Francisco seems to be miles 
away, and the flight of the imagination carries one across the 
sea. I honestly consider these decorations to be the finest and 
most novel ever shown in San Francisco. 



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We miss the names of Mr. Eugene Stratton and Mr. 

Eugen Sandow from the list of those attending the Eugenic 
Conference. — Star. 



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ENGAGEMENTS. 

I 'ANNER-BERG.— An interesting engagement that has been announced 
in Seattle is that of Miss Edwin a Mastick Danner and Edgar Joseph 
Berg. Miss Danner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sydney 
Danner and a sister of Mrs. Leavitt Baker. 

CORNWELL-KINGSLAND. — One of the most interesting announce- 
ments of the holiday season was that by Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Corn well 
of Berkeley, v ho formally told of the betrothal of their daughter. 
Elizabeth Adair Cornwall, and George Raymond Kingsland, of Los 
Angeles. The wedding will take place in February and will be quietly 
celebrated at the Cornwell home on Harper street. 

OCHELTREE-SMITH.— An engagement of local interest was that an- 
nounced last week in Pasadena of Dorothy Ocheltree and Theodore 
Edward Smith. Jr. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Gilbert Brydon Ocheltree. The wedding will be a large affair in 
Pasadena, but no definite date lias yet been set. 

PAGE-BUCKINGHAM.— The engagement is announced of Miss Dorothy 
Page and Charles L. Buckingham. Mr. Buckingham came to this 
city from New York about six months ago. Miss Page is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Page of Belvedere. Buckingham is a gradu- 
ate of Yale University, with the class of 1911, is a member of several 
of the local clubs, and has many friends in society here. The wedding 
will take place in the summer. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
PHELPS-BELDEN. — The date of the wedding of Miss Frances Phelps 
and Charles Belden, Jr., has been set for Feburary 1st. The ceremony 
will he performed at Pasadena, and will be followed by a reception 
at the home of the bride's parents. 

WEDDINGS. 

WOOSTER-HOCKABOUT.— Margaret H. Wooster, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Wooster, of Stanford University, ami Walter Roy Hock- 
about, of Palo Alto, were married by the Rev. Joseph M. Gleason of 
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of Palo Alto on the 30th of 
December. Only immediate relatives and the witnesses, Mrs. Geo. 
Casey, of Saratoga, Cal., sister of the bride, and Mr. Joseph Murray, 
attended the wedding. After a tour of Southern California the young 
couple will reside in Palo Alto. Cal. 

WEIL-JACOB. — In a bower of pink roses and Easter lilies which trans- 
formed the white and gold room of the Fairmont into a garden of 
beauty, Miss Erna Weil, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Weil, 
Wednesday night plighted her troth with Andrew Jacob, a prominent 
young San Franciscan. Following the ceremony and the expressions 
of congratulations, the guests toasted the health and happiness 
of the bridal couple at an elaborately appointed wedding supper. 

WELSH-HARRISON.— The marriage of Miss Agnes Ballard Welsh to 
Maurice Harrison took place Wednesday evening at the home of the 
bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Welsh, on Sacramento street. 
It was a simple wedding, with only relatives and intimate friends in 
attendance, but was a decidedly pretty affair.. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BAKER. — Mrs. Horatio Baker is entertaining at a series of luncheons, 
having presided at one of them recently at the Hotel Court, where 
Mrs. Raker is spending the winter. 

BROWNELL. — Mrs. E. E. Brownell will give a luncheon at her home on 
January 14th, in honor of Miss Henrietta Blanding. 

DARSIE. — Miss Elizabeth Darsie of Palo Alto gave a luncheon and mati- 
nee on Wednesday. The luncheon was at the Francisca Club. 

DUNNE. — Mrs. Peter F. Dunne will entertain at a luncheon and bridge 
party at her home on Clay street on January 23d. 

GILSON. — Mrs. John Edward Gilson entertained at a luncheon on Thurs- 
day at her home on Page street, in honor of Miss Ethel Brandon. 

PIERSON. — Miss Helen Leavitt was guest of honor at a luncheon given 
recently at which Miss Mildred Pierson entertained. 

WHEELER. — The Misses Olive and Elizabeth Wheeler entertained a 
number of their friends- Tuesday at a luncheon at their home, in 
honor of Miss Henriette Blanding. 

WRIGHT. — Mrs. James Wesley Wright gave an informal luncheon re- 
cently at her home on Buchanan street, entertaining eight friends. 
The afternoon was delightfully spent at bridge. 

TEAS. 

GRANT. — Mrs. Joseph D. Grant entertained at a tea at the Palace Thurs- 
day afternoon in honor of R. L. Benson of London. 

SMEDBERG. — In compliment to her niece. Miss Frances Mclvor, Miss 
Cora Smedberg entertained at tea recently. The affair was held in 
the St. Xavler apartments in Pacific avenue. 

SMITH. — Miss Alice Harrison Smith and her sister. Miss Henriette Har- 
rison Smith, gave a pretty tea recently, at which they were assisted 
in receiving by Miss Elizabeth Brlc'e, Miss Helen Wright and Miss 
Cora Smith. 

STONE. — Miss Harriet Stone was hostess at a small impromptu tea at 
the Hotel St. Francis on Saturday, in honor of Miss Helen Hinckley, 
who has recently returned from Nevada. 



WRIGHT. — Miss Helen Wright entertained at a tea recently at her home 
on Buchanan street, at which the guests were from among the debu- 
tante set. 

DINNERS. 

BUCKLEY. — Miss Grace and Miss Violet Buckley entertained at a large 
dinner which they gave preceding the Bachelor and Benedict's ball at 
the Fairmont, January 10th. The dinner was given in their home in 
Pacific avenue. 

DAVIS. — Mr. and Mrs. Norris King Davis were hosts at a large dinner in 
their home in El Cerrito recently, their guests later enjoying the Pler- 
rott and Pierrette ball, at which Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence Bree- 
<len entertained in compliment to Miss Margaret Casey. 

GREENWAY. — Edward M. Greenway was host at a dinner Saturday 
evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gay Lombard of Portland, who are 
spending a part of the winter at the St. Francis. 

HADLEY.— Henry Hadley was host at a dinner at the Cliff House Satur- 
day evening that was a jolly affair for a dozen guests. 

HERRON. — Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Herron were hosts at a dinner at the 
Bohemian Club recently. 

HERRIN. — Miss Kate Herrin was hostess at a dinner several evenings 
ago at her home on Scott street that was attended by a dozen friends. 

HOLLADAY. — Mr. and Mrs. E. Burke Holladay entertained at- a dinner 
recently in their Clay street residence In compliment to Mr. and Mrs. 
Samuel Holladay. 

IRWIN. — Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Irwin will be hosts at a dinner on January 
17th. preceding the Cinderella ball. 

MELVIN. — Judge and Mrs. Henry Melvin entertained at a dinner Thurs- 
day evening, at which David Bispham was the guest of honor. 

ROSENFELD. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rosenfeld were hosts at a handsome 
dinner Wednesday evening at the St. Francis, entertaining a score 
or so of their friends. 

SMITH.— Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith were hosts at a handsomely 
appointed dinner at the Fairmont recently In honor of Major and Mrs. 
Sydney Cloman and George Roblnet, who is visiting here from Paris. 

Mi-INTOSH. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Mcintosh were hosts at a dinner at 
the Palace recently, entertaining for some out-of-town friends. 

McMAHAN. — Miss Mt'tha McMahan will be hostess at a dinner on Janu- 
ary 24th, preceding a ball Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton will give 
on that evening. 

ROSENFELD. — Mrs. Henry Rosenfelu was hostess at a dinner at the St. 
Francis on Wednesday evening. 

DINNER DANCES. 
PETERS. — Mrs. John D. Peters chaperoned a number of the belles and 
their escorts to a dinner dance on board the U. S. S. Colorado recently. 

DANCES. 
CRAIG. — Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Craig entertained at a dancing party recently 

at their home in Claremont, in honor of Miss Myrtle Howell, who has 

recently returned from Europe, and Miss Florence Beck, the fiancee 

of Mr. Frederick Eastman. 
LINZ. — Mrs. Frederick John Linz will he hostess at a dance to be given on 

January Slst at the rooms of the Sequoia Club, 

CARDS. 

BRAVERMAN. — Mrs. S. L. Braverman will entertain at a bridge party at 
the Fairmont on the afternoon of January 30th. 

DAVIS. — Mrs. George Davis was hostess at a bridge tea on Tuesday, en- 
tertaining about a hundred and twenty of her. friends at the Fairmont 
ii.. i. i. 

HATTON.— Mrs. George Hatton will entertain at a bridge tea on January 
23d at the Fairmont Hotel. 

HOLDEN. — Mrs. St. George Holden was hostess at a bridge party re- 
cently at her home on Filbert street. 

McFARLAND. — Mrs. Alonzo J. McFarland will be the hostess at a bridge 
party which she will give in the Sorosis clubrooms January 23d. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 
GREENWAY. — Edward Greenway was host at a theatre party Monday 

evening in honor of George Robinet, who is a visitor from Paris. 

Later the party had supper at one of the down-town cafes. 
MILLER.— Miss Flora Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A. 

Miller, entertained a group of the sub-debutantes at a theatre party 

at the Orpheum recently. 

BALLS. 
DREEDEN. — Miss Margaret Casey, whose debutante ball just before 
Christmas was une of the events of the winter at the Fairmont, was 
the recipient of further social favors recently, when she was the 
guest of honor at a ball given by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Breeden at 
the Burlingame Country Club. 

MUSICALES. 
WALDROP. — Uda Waldrop entertained at a delightful studio party in 
honor of Gottfried Galston on Monday night at his attractive bunga- 
low in Berkeley. ' 

MOTORING. 
FRANKLIN.— Dr. and Mrs. Walter Scott Franklin motored to Del Monte 
with a party of friends over the week-end. 



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and California Advertiser 



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DINNER DANCES. 

HERTZ. Mr. and Mrt rta were hosts at a unique dinner dam f 

at their home in cently, entertaining in honor of Miss 

Helen Lenz from Vancouver, B. C. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

BRBEDBN.— Mr. and Mrs. Henrj Clarence Breeder! entertained a house 

arty over the week-end. 
oarritt. — Miss Helen Garritl entertained a. house party over' the 

week-end, and with them attended the Breeden ball. 
WILSON. — Mrs. Mountford Wilson entertained at a house party over the 

week-end tor the Breeden ball, 

RECEPTIONS. 

BROOK. — Mrs. Roger Brook gave a large reception at her attractive 
quarters at the General Hospital, Presidio, on Saturday, in honor of 
Mrs. E. L. Munson, Mrs. S. J. Morris and Mrs. W. L. Sheep. 

BRYANT. — Dr. and Mrs. -Edgar B. Bryant gave an informal reception at 
their home to about forty friends recently. 

KAHN. — Mrs. Ira Kahn gave a reception on Wednesday, January Sth, 
at her home on Washington street, in honor of Mrs. James Rolph. 

ARRIVALS. 

CHESEBROUGH.— Miss Edith Chesebrough has returned from a visit of 
several weeks at Santa Barbara. 

CRIMMINS. — Captain and Mrs. Martin Crimmins and Miss Mercedes 
Crimmins, who went to the Yosemite Valley, have returned. 

JOUETT. — Lieutenant William Hooper Jouett. United States army, has 
arrived in San Francisco, and is stationed with the One Hundred and 
Fifty-Eighth Company of the Coast Artillery Corps at the Presidio. 

IIKLLMANN. — Miss Mary Hellmann has returned to her home in Cali- 
fornia street after a delightful visit in Mountain View. 

ROGERS. — Mrs. Solomon Rogers and daughters, Misses Florence and 
Freda Rogers of Seattle, Wash., who are visiting in the city, are 
guests at the Hotel Richelieu. 

SPRECKELS. — Mrs. John D. Spreckels and Claus Spreckels arrived sev- 
eral days ago from Coronado, and are at the family home on Pacific 
avenue. 

CHAMBERLIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Willard Chamberlin left on Saturday for 
a visit of several months in Boston and New York. On their return 
they will make their home at the Fairmont. 

CHASE. — Mrs. Horace Blanchard Chase and Miss Ysabel Chase have re- 
turned from Bakersfield, where they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will 
Tevis over the holidays. 

SPERRY. — Mr. and Mrs. George Sperry have returned from Stockton, 
where they spent a week as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jack- 
son. 

DEPARTURES. 
EHRMAN. — Miss Theresa Ehrman will leave shortly for Paris to visit her 

sister, Mrs. Lawrence Strauss, and Mr. Stra.ll 
FOLGER. — Mrs. James Athearn Folger and her two daughters, 

Evelyn and Miss Genevieve Cunningham, have left for New York, 

where they will attend the marriage of Miss Mmy Cunningham and 

Murray Sargent, urbii h ■.■ Ill b ■ tuary 18 th, 

in 'NT. — Miss Floride Hunt has left for Washington to visit her uncle 

and aunt. Judge and Mrs, William Hunt 
KLEIN.— Lieutenant and Ml H ECletn have left for Bremerton, 

where tin I r, who Is aid voids' staff on the flag- 

ohlp Pittsburg, is stationed, 
LANSDALH ■ md their two child 

Evelyn and Philip i Ansdale. Jr., have returned t-> their ranch In 

Merced, after navl tnlght in Ban Mmeo as the en. 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard, the lattei e alatei ol Lansdale'a 
McNEAR. > stine M. v 

MURRAY. General Arthur Murray, United State* Army, and Hn 

rill spend about a month. 

I HURTLE FE tfl tfl nut left have left f<»r Los Auk 

whei '■ iii.' will ■ 

VAN SICKLBN, tfi v..rk. en- 

route to I ' ■■ re she win , -.--■ Lyman. 

INTIMATIONS. 
Mr. and Mrs. I.-avitt Baker will be .it the Hotel Monroe for 

•most of the \y;i 

BRYAN.— Mr, and Hra, Wm, V. Bryan spent i and 

making a I 
the world, and will return about the middle ol 

Miss PhylHa de Toting while 
her v Wlnshlp, is in Coronado. 

sent 
in 1' 

apartment 
i 

parents. Dr. and Mis. 1 

Mr. and Mi .; the lat- 

ter's b 

HO A I 

Mow th and their daughters. Ada and 

'■■■ 

is planning another tour abroad this 
ilin. 



MINTZER.— Miss Maurfeia Mintzer and her brother. Liuio Mintzer, have 

taken possession of the rcsidenec of Mrs. George Carr In Broderlck 

street. 
SHEA.— Mrs. James Shea and her nieeo, Miss Kathleen Farrell, have gone 

to New York, after a pleasant visit with relatives in Boston. 
SHIRLET.— Mrs. Kate S. Shirley, of San Mateo, is spending several days 

in town as the house guest of Mrs. George Carr. 
TALBOT.— Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Talbot, Miss Vera Talbot and Mr. and Mis. 

Charles V. Mcyerstein, enjoyed the holiday season together in New 

York. They are at the Knickerbocker. 
WILBUR.— Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Wilbur, with Miss Wilbur, are spending 

the winter in Southern California. 
WOOLWORTH.— Miss Helen Woolworth, who spent the holiday season in 

San Francisco, has decided to remain until spring before returning 

to her home in Paris. 



' r.r^777S r o* C i^ Pa ^ ne and Dr * Eu sene Payne, dentists, have resumed 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 




FINANCIAL 




Mount Diablo 
Development News. 



To clear away any cloud which 
might exist upon the title, and for 
the satisfaction of the title insurance 
companies, several suits of various 
descriptions, which had been filed in the Contra Costa County 
courts, thirty or forty years ago, involving the Moraga Ranch, 
were recently dismissed by order of the court acting upon its 
own volition. The suits were originally filed for divers reasons, 
and although they had never been prosecuted, were still pend- 
ing. In any event, the old actions would never have been 
prosecuted. The action on the part of the court was necessary 
in order that Horace W. Carpentier could give satisfactory title 
to recent purchasers of the tract. 

In the transfer of the tract, R. N. Burgess Company, San 
Francisco and Oakland realty operators, acquired 6,000 acres 
comprising the pick of the property. Final negotiations were 
closed this week. This tract added to the present vast hold- 
ings of the Burgess Company in the Mt. Diablo country 
means another big element in the immediate development of 
that fertile section. 

The Carpentier Ranch lies in Moraga Valley, which is situ- 
ated just over the Piedmont Hills and is the "closest in" hold- 
ing of the Burgess Company. It is intersected by the main line 
of the Oakland & Antioch Railway, which, when completed in 
February, will land the suburbanite in Oakland in a matter of 
twenty minutes. The entire tract will be subdivided into small 
farms and one or two townsites platted. Engineers now en- 
gaged in Mt. Diablo Park, situated at the base of Mt. Diablo, 
will soon be on the job in the new holding, which will be put 
on the market in the early Spring. 

It is a matter of a few weeks when blue prints of the villa 
sites along the Mt. Diablo Boulevard will be out. Regardless 
of the fact that the engineering corps is still at work on this 
property, several reservations have been made by prominent 
San Francisco and Oakland people. 



With the turn of the New Year, 
Local Stocks and Bonds, transactions in local bonds materi- 
ally improved by reason of the 
money that came to hand through dividend and interest dis- 
bursements, for reinvestment. This ready money was widely 
distributed in the leading bonds, and added materially in broad- 
ening the market. As a result, prices continued very firm, 
without any marked rise in price at any point. Stocks con- 
tinued dull and irregular, the sugars showing the most concerted 
movement, but without life. Oils dropped into the background, 
even Associated languishing and easing off to 42%. All rumors 
of its prospective sale have dropped out of sight, and nothing is 
expected in that direction till the dissolution of the Union 
Pacific merger is out of the way. Conferences are now being 
held between the railroad officials and United States Attorney- 
General Wickersham with that end in view. General Petroleum 
is very quiet, with traders impatiently waiting to get a better 
line on the deal whereby that company purchased Union Oil. 
Spring Valley Water issues were comparatively quiet under the 
new situation in which the supervisors propose to arrive at a 
price fixed on the property by condemnation proceedings. 



Local Mining 
Share Market 



The list continued in the doldrums 
throughout the week, with not the 
slightest sign of anything of a fea- 
ture character. The Tonopahs at- 
tracted the little trading interest that developed by reason of 
their regular ore output weekly, which still passes the $200,000 
mark. The Goldfields were unusually quiet, and have only 
slightly recovered from the demoralization which followed the 
passing of the regular dividend by Goldfield Con. Manhattan 
reports the banner year of its history with a total output of gold 
reaching approximately $635,000. Big Four was the chief con- 
tributor. The latter company is now erecting a new mill, which 
will be completed in March, making four mills for the camp. 



The leading Comstocks fell to new low levels in price, Ophir 
touching 12 and Mexican 90. The first break in the plan to 
stick to the development of the lowest levels of the lode was 
made this week, when the management of Con.-Virginia de- 
cided to return to the 1200 level in order to explore some prom- 
ising territory in that direction. The mining section is in the 
grip of a rigorous winter, and news from that quarter is very 
meagre. 



Asset Report of 
Hibernia Bank. . 



According to the regular statement, 
filed December 1st, by the execu- 
tive heads of the Hibernia Savings 
and Loan Society, the condition of 
the value of the assets and liabilities of that institution are in 
an excellent condition. A digest of the report is as follows : 
U. S. bonds, $13,622,550; cash, $2,093,803; miscellaneous 
bonds, $6,039,045; total, $21,755,398. In approved promissory 
notes the bank holds $33,497,370; in various other promissory 
notes $297,879; in real estate $1,242,981; in its own land and 
bank building, $986,419, and in accrued interest on loans and 
bonds, $279,780; total, $58,059,830. The liabilities are as fol- 
lows: Deposits, $54,548,824; reserve fund, actual value, 
$3,511,005; total $58,059,830. As will be observed, the bank 
deposits reach an extraordinary figure for local business and 
speak well for the acknowledged conservative and safe meth- 
ods of the management of the Hibernia Savings and Loan 
Society. The depositors number 84,910 with an average de- 
posit each of $642.43. 



Manager Sleeper's estimate of the increase in San Fran- 
cisco bank clearings during the calendar year, 1912, has been 
surpassed, the net clearings of the final days of December be- 
ing exceptionally heavy for the season. The clearings of the 
year, as reported by the San Francisco Clearing House Asso- 
ciation, total $2,677,561,952.27, as compared with an aggregate 
of $2,427,075,543.46 in 1911. This is an increase of $250,486,- 
408.81 in the twelve-month, or 10.32 per cent, as against 10.24 
per cent, Manager Sleeper's recent estimate. A better assur- 
ance of continued prosperity could scarcely be given than that 
afforded by the constantly growing bank clearings of recent 
months. Business is here, and it is here to stay. The clearings 
for December, 1912, aggregated $230,631,977.11, as compared 



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with a total of $216,409,055.86 in December, 1911. 
clearings amounted to $9,323,685.90. 



Monday's 



In commenting on the general business situation the 

regular monthly letter of the Anglo & London Paris National 
Bank states : The European situation seems to be gradually 
clearing but the peace which is probably impending is certain 
to be followed by the flotation of large loans by all the late 
belligerents for the purpose of funding the expenses of war. 
It will, however, relieve the tension and permit the normal flow 
of exchanges to be resumed. Opinions, however, differ as to 
the probability of any important reduction in interest rates 
after the new year settlements. The position of the United 
States in the world's money market is satisfactory. While the 
crops of California were relatively smaller than those of most 
other states and prices for most of them lower than in 1911, 
our mining industries have made satisfactory gains, there has 
been greater activity in the application of water to beneficial 
use and there is a fair but steady stream of immigration. The 
total volume of trade has been larger than ever before as is 
shown by the increase of the exchanges. Clearings in this city 
were $2,677,561,952.27 for 1912 as against $2,427,075,543.46 
in 1911. The year opened with a silver quotation of 54% 
cents. Prices advanced with little interruption until the quota- 
tion touched 64% cents, and the market maintained a decidedly 
steady tone until the closing weeks of the year. During the 
past two weeks the support accorded by the Indian Government 
has been temporarily withdrawn. In the three weeks preced- 
ing about two and three-quarter millions sterling in silver was 
shipped from London to India. The necessity for immediate 
silver appears to be over for the moment at least, as it is un- 
derstood that India has purchased a considerable amount for 
delivery two months hence. The predominant feature of the 
year has been India buying, and while it is probable that cur- 
rency requirements will necessitate further purchases, it may 
be that future orders will be placed gradually. The hope of 
the silver producer in the new year rests chiefly with China, 
since negotiations are practically completed for a large loan 
to that country and as the stocks speculatively held are now 
greatly reduced, it is not unlikely that a strong market for 
silver may be witnessed. 



The total metal yield from ores mined in Nevada during 

1912, according to preliminary figures by V. C. Heikes, of the 
United States Geological Survey, was valued at nearly $36,- 
500,000, which is a little over 7 per cent greater than the value 
for 1911. The gold output forms the largest part, or 37 J /2 per 
cent, of the total value; copper nearly 34^2 per cent, silver 
slightly in excess of 23 per cent, and lead and zinc each over 
2 per cent. The Goldfield mines produced more ore but less 
gold in 1912, and this with decreased output from the National 
and Seven Troughs districts was the principal cause of a de- 
crease in total gold production of about 25 per cent from the 
yield of $18,193,397 in 1911. The mill at the National mine 
was burned early in September, and work was delayed at 
Seven Troughs by damage from a cloudburst in July. The 
Goldfield Consolidated, according to published reports, was 
producing about 30,000 tons of ore a month, but the recovery 
from ore treated decreased from $25.08 a ton in January to 
$13.13 in September. The Manhattan and Round Mountain 
districts and mines in the Fairview district increased their gold 
yield in 1912. The Aurora and Rexal districts and the new 
district of Rochester, in Humboldt County, are expected to add 
to the future gold output. The Nevada gold output for 1912 
is estimated at about $13,500,000. 



In spite of the complaints of hard times for the railways 

because of increasing Government oversight and control, re- 
cently published statistics show that they have made a relative 
gain in the last decade. In 1900 the percentage of net return 
to the railways on their capital was only one-quarter as great 
as that on manufactures. In 1910 the percentage had increased 
to nearly one-half. Manufactures in 1900 returned 17.119 per 
cent profit, railways 4.650; in 1910 the figures were 12.041 per 
cent for manufactures and 5.729 for railways. 



The San Francisco bank clearings during 1912, for exam- 
ple, totalled $2,677,561,952, a net gain of 10.32 per cent over 
1911. The banks of Los Angeles cleared $1,167,782,516, Seattle 
$602„430,660, Portland $596,327,135, Oakland $192,711,075 
and San Diego $131,265,154, the clearings at San Francisco 
equaling in volume approximately the total of these five cities. 

Postoffice receipts for 1912, another dependable gauge 

of the volume of a city's business, were $2,782,949, a gain over 
1911 of 8.3 per cent. The receipts for 1911 were $2,570,215, 
a gain of 2.3 per cent over the previous year. 

— —Shipping arrivals during 1912, as reported by the Cham- 
ber's marine service, showed a registered tonnage of 6,768,276, 
a gain of 10.8 per cent over 1911. The tonnage for 1911 was 
6,135,276, a gain of 16.7 per cent over 1910. 

Custom house receipts last year were $6,652,146, the 

falling off being due to the fact that the importation of opium 
is now forbidden. Receipts during 1911 were $6,811,020. 

The San Francisco savings banks report as of December 

31,1912, deposits of $189,714,076, a gain of 7 per cent over 
1911. Savings deposits for 1911 were $172,347,277. 

-Real estate sales recorded during 1912 were $45,175,- 

233, a gain of 26 per cent over 1911. The 1911 figures were 
$35,268,661, a gain of 12% per cent over sales during 1910. 









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Building contracts for 1912 amounted to $26,269,006, a 

gain of 7.2 per cent over 1911. The 1911 figures, $24,495,168, 
showed a gain of 7.7 per cent over 1910. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Italian-American Bank. 
For the half-year ending December Jl, 1911, :i dividend has been dc- 
t tii.- rate "i" row 'i' per cenl pel annum on all savings de- 
posits, free of tn\- md aft.-r Thursday, January -. 1913. 
Dividends not called for « i to the principal and bear the same 
rats of Interest from January l. 1918 Money deposited on or before 
January 10. WIS. will i • from Janu 

A SBARBORO, President. 

DIVIDENO NOTICE. 
The German Savings and Loan Society. 
(The German Bank.) 
For the half yaai 1*1*. ■ dividend has been de- 

it the rate of four '!> per "<im on deposits, free of 

..Is not 
int and earn dividends from 

«n. 

California - »lon Brand . near 

mon.l District Branrh— Cor. Clement St. and "th Ave. 

llaight - ght and B. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings Bank. 
For the half vear en.i la been de- 

lated at the rate of foul 
free of taxes, payable on and after Thursday. Ja 

! to and bear the same rate of Interest as the 

Principal from January 1. 1913. MVFBAHU Cashier. 

Office— 783 Market St.. near Fourth. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 



Records of a 
Great Author. 



The publication of Charles Scrib- 
ner's Sons of "The Letters of 
George Meredith," is, of course, a 
literary effort of notable import- 
ance. The letters and the poems often supplement each other, 
and the novels, and Meredith's poetry deserves more attention 
than it has as yet received even in America, which was earlier 
than England to recognize both phases of his art. 

It may savor of paradox to suggest that a writer so richly 
expressive throughout a long life has in some measure failed 
of full self-expression, yet one searches in vain in novels, poetry 
and letters for the whole Meredith. Perhaps his nature was 
not complex, but it was many-sided, and he has less often shown 
us himself than his mind at work. Each of his major books, ap- 
pearing with remarkable regularity despite handicaps which 
but for the letters one would not guess, reveals a side to his 
genius, a slice of what he liked to call "brain stuff." Each 
is a big piece of him, but it is hard to add "Richard Feverel," 
"Harry Richmond," "The Egoist" and the rest together, and 
extract the author as Dickens or Thackeray may be extracted 
from his fiction; one divines the genius, but his personality 
eludes us, and it must be added that much of it slips through 
his letters and escapes. They should be supplemented by 
the impressions of those who knew the man and remember a 
fine optimism and a flow of brilliant talk in years where the 
letters betray weariness and discouragement. 

If he is revealed less fully than some men of lesser genius 
in his correspondence, the reason is not hard to discern. Few 
authors of equal rank have had so long and uphill a fight for 
recognition and reward. That this should color much of his 
correspondence with a grimness which it would be unjust to 
call bitter was almost inevitable. But beyond this is the fact 
that he was compelled to ply the pen very hard often in spite 
of infirmity to achieve a living, so that the letters are necessarily 
at times hurried and perfunctory, with little of the zest that 
light correspondence needs: when they were gay, the gaiety 
is sometimes forced, as though duty and kindness had driven 
him to pick up the pen where it had fallen in sheer exhaustion 
after his day's task. 

If Meredith has not a great deal to say about the books of 
others, neither does he expatiate on his own, nor discourse like 
Stevenson his ideas of what a novel should be. Occasionally 
there is such a remark as "The art of writing novels is to pre- 
sent a picture of life, but novel-writing embraces only a narrow 
portion of life. I trust I keep my eyes only on the larger out- 
look, as little as possible on myself." But this is only a per- 
functory word to a comparative stranger. 

"The Letters of George Meredith." Published by Charles 
Scribner's Sons. 



The Southern Pacific's Sunset Limited between San 

Francisco and New Orleans, a train service prided by every 
traffic official of the company, resumed its run this week, when 
the first train of the 1913 season left the Third and Townsend 
depot for New Orleans last Tuesday evening. It will leave San 
Francisco on every Tuesday hereafter, making the distance to 
New Orleans, which ordinarily requires ninety-six hours, in 
seventy-two hours, and connecting with New Orleans trains 
for New York, Washington and Philadelphia within ten minutes 
after arriving at the Louisiana city. This year the company 
has added telephone service, stenographer's service, library, 
clubroom, barber shops, stock quotations and a condensed tele- 
graphic news service to its luxuries for patrons. 

Mr. Thomas F. Watson has been appointed Christian 

Science Committee on Publication for Northern California for 
the year 1913. The offices of this committee will remain as 
heretofore in the Whittell Building, 166 Geary street, San Fran- 



She (reading from the back of his paper) — Harry, it 

says here that another octogenarian is dead. He (from behind 
paper) — Another what? She — Well, I don't know just what 
they are, but they must be very sickly creatures. You never 
hear of them, but they're dying. — Short Stories. 




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ANNUAL MEETING. 

Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 

The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Joshua ; 

Iron Works will be held at the office of the corporation, No. 76 Fremont 

street, San Francisco, California, on TUESDAY, the 11th day of February, 

1913, at the hour of 10 o'clock a, m.. for the purpose of electing a Board, 

of Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of 

ter business as may come before the meeting. 

CHAS. C. GARDNER, Secrel 
Office— No. 75 Fremont Street, San Francisco, Calif. 



ftrnchoc 62 ^ Sacramento Street, between 
DIllMlcd Kearny and Montgomery streets. 

With full line of Brush,., Brooms and Feather Dustors, on hand and made to 
order. Janitor supplies of nil kinds. Ladders, Buckets, ChamolB. Metal Polish 
and Cleaning Powders Hardware, Wood and willow Ware, 

Call, write or telephone Kearny "•t*: 

WM. BUCHANAN. 



Blake, Moffltt & Towne 



PAPER 



"Am I all the world to you, Jack, dear?" she cooed. 

"You are certainly a fair portion of it," he told her, and so made 
the classy double play of pleasing her and keeping to the exact 
truth. — Boston Transcript. 



"Four Haas Stores in Business Sections — Where Candy 
Buyers Make Selections." Phelan Building; Fillmore and 
Ellis streets; Polk and Sutter streets; and 28 Market street, 
near Ferry. 



17-46 Flret Street, San Franclaco. Phanea: Sutter 2210; J 3221 

Private Exchange Cennectlng all Departmente. 



White Diamond Water Co. 



Para Water far Oakland 

" ■*- 

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An absolutely aanltary water, neither boiled, distilled nor chemically 
treated, but bacterlologlcally purified by electrical process. 6 gallone 
DELIVERED FRESH EACH WEEK, |1.50 per month. Single I gallon 
bottle, 40 cents. 

Phonea: Piedmont 1720 and Home A 88792. 

5736 Telegraph Ave., oppoalte Idora Park. Oakland, Cal. 



January 11, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



19 



OFFICIAL DISCOURTESY AND 

OFFICIALLY DISCOURTEOUS. 

In a report to the Secretary of the Interior, the city authori- 
ties have left the usual path of technicalities to browse about 
in the byways of slander and vituperation. The charge is made 
that the proponents of the McCloud project are actuated by the 
desire to foster the interests of John Hays Hammond and his 
associates. 

It is to laugh. John Hays Hammond has for years owned 
land, and his relatives have held down all kinds of rights, in 
the Hetch-Hetchy, and they have prayed for the consummation 
of the city's schemes; for any development, by the city, would 
mean the incidental development of all properties held by the 
poor relations of the good Mr. John Hays Hammond. 

Now this literary vaudevillian of the administration comes 
forward with the charge that the Hammond interests are back 
of the Doak or McCloud project. As Doak has held his lands 
and rights for more than seventeen years, it is doubtful if the 
assertions of the city's engineer's office consulting officer can 
be' made good, and every move made by Doak is an injury to 
Hammond. As every new move made by the city engineer's 
office, through its expensive consulting engineer, seems to con- 
firm the Hammond interests in the belief that the development 
of the Hetch-Hetchy is absolutely indispensable to them, be- 
cause of the fact that it will put five millions of dollars in their 
pockets, so every move is consistent with the policy which has 
already passed over some million and seven hundred thousand 
dollars to the same interests, as represented by William Ham 
Hall, without any accruing benefit to the taxpayers of San 
Francisco, or the city itself. It is a great comedy our officials 
play! Much beating of official tom-toms and great clouds of 
smoke to call attention from a scandal which is likely to break 
out at almost any time. 



One of the daintiest bits of literature that has been got- 
ten out in many a day is the Italian-Swiss Colony's new book- 
let telling the story of the production of its Golden State, extra 
dry California champagne. Most of our readers are familiar 
with the remarkable achievements of this "Grand Prix" wine 
which was put on the market on November 1st. They will no 
doubt be surprised to learn that in two months it has been 
listed in every important hotel, cafe, restaurant and club on the 
Pacific Coast and is quickly working its way East where it will 
no doubt win the same prompt recognition. In San Francisco, 
Oakland, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma and Spo- 
kane, it has appeared at many notable functions and every- 
where its delicate aroma, delicious flavor and excellent sparkle 
have been highly praised by connoisseurs. In the handsomely 
illustrated booklet, which they have just issued, the Italian- 
Swiss Colony have shown convincingly that most of the claims 
made by the importers about the "magic" soil and climate of 
France are duplicated at Asti, Sonoma County. The Asti Col- 
ony's booklet contains several pages of patriotic, grave, gay 
and epigrammatic toasts that are suited for all occasions and 
will be welcomed by those who find themselves called upon to 
give a toast at public functions or dinner parties. 



The San Francisco "Chronicle's" annual number for 

1912 is an extraordinary edition. The "Chronicle" for many 
years has been the recognized authority in presenting a re- 
view of the State's progress for the preceding year, and this 
year's edition is, in many particulars, the best the "Chronicle" 
has issued. It contains a great amount of information appro- 
priately grouped and the facts and figures are presented in a 
newsy and entertaining manner. County statistics have been 
eliminated and the State divided into topographical and geo- 
graphical districts in which the varied industries and activities 
are fully set forth. The "Chronicle" Annual contains just the 
information the homeseeker wants, farmer, merchant, miner, 
banker, manufacturer, whatever his line of work may be. The 
information printed in this special number has a great value 
for the investor, no matter what line of trade may be involved. 
Facts and figures are of great importance to the investor, an 
the annual "Chronicle" presents an accurate statement of the 
conditions existing on the Pacific Coast. 



Dr. Acnaw. ractml dliuiu excluaiT*!?. 

FtmaclM*. 



«>4 Pacific Bulldlnc. Sir 



First Departure- 



Sunset Limited 



Train de Luxe 



Winter Season 1913 



From San Francisco 6:00 p. m. January 14th 

(Third St. Station.) 

From Los Angeles 8:15 a. m. January 15th 

Arrives New Orleans 7:20 p. m. January 17th 



A Once-a-Week, Extra Fare Train 

With every comfort and convenience for 
travelers, including : 

Barber Shop Ladies' Maid Stenographer 

Shower Bath Manicuring Stock Reports 

Valet Service Hairdressing Buffet 



Will leave San Francisco on Tuesdays, Los An- 
geles on Wednesdays, and save 24 hours' run- 
ning time to New Orleans. ■ 

Observation-Clubroom Car with Ladies' Parlor 
and Library. Compartment Car. Two Stand- 
ard Drawing-room Sleeping Cars, providing 
Three-Room Suites if desired. Dining Car Ser- 
vice unexcelled. 

The route through the South is most interesting 
and delightful, and particularly enjoyable at this 
season. 

Close Connection at New Orleans with fast trains 
to Eastern cities; also with Southern Pacific's 
commodious Atlantic steamers sailing to New 
York on Saturdays and Wednesdays. 



Southern Pacific 



SAN FRANCISCO: Flood Building; Palace Hotel; 
Fen-y Station; Phone Kearny 3160. Third and Town- 
send Sts. Station, Phone, Keamy 180. 

OAKLAND— Broadway and Thirteenth. Phone Oakland 
162. Sixteenth St. Station. Phone Oakland 1458. 



20 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913, 




The American Scout Coupe 

Elegance, Comfort and Safety in a Town Car 



AMERICAN] 



I OR rainy fall days and the 
ensuing cold and blustery 
ones of winter, the "Ameri 
can Scout Coupe" is an- 
nounced. It leaps to the 
fore as the favorite of busi- J* JL UNDERSLUNO JL ^ 

ness men, physicians and women 

shoppers. Exclusiveness of style 

and most splendid appointments 

also assure Its immediate adoption 

for the keeping of social engagements in the season opening. 

The "Scout Coupe" is a winter companion to the famous open- 
body "Scout." The motor is larger and tires bigger to insure 

ample power and economy in upkeep. In appearance it is a rare 

combination of colonial design and the pre-eminent present day 

"American Underslung" construction. It possesses mechanical 

excellence unsurpassed. 

The handsome colonial type body is deeply upholstered in black 

leather. In keeping with the continued elegance of "American 

Underslung" cars there are installed such appreciated conven- 
iences as dome light, electric cigar lighter, toilet case, flower 

vase, etc. 



The "Scout Coupe" will be gen- 
uinely appreciated by those who 
wish a car for formal engagements, 
which is completely controlled from 
the seat. The $150 electric lighting 
outfit and Disco self-starter pro- 
tects the driver from the usual an- 
noyances of starting and lighting. 
There Is ample room for three 
passengers, an auxiliary and stable 
folding seat being provided at the left of the steering column. 
This seat folds Into the dash when not in use, and In no way dis- 
figures the appearance of the car's Interior. Neither does It 
cramp the occupant. 

A luggage compartment at the rear is of sufficient size to ac- 
commodate a tool kit and physician's case, or an average day's 
shopping. 



The vogue of this 
winter and spring, 
dealer at once. A 
tlculars. 



"Scout Coupe" will be great during the fall, 

You should see the nearest "American" 

post card will bring his address and par- 



■SPECIFICATIONS: 



Three passengers. Motor four cylinders, 4 
Inch bore. 5 inch stroke, "T" head, cast en bloc. 
Wheel base, 105 Inches; tires 37x4 Inch, front and 
rear on Q. D. demountable rims. 

Ignition, dual system; Eisemimn magneto and 
storage battery; transmission, sliding selective 
type, three speeds and reverse; rear axle, full 
floating, pressed steel differential housing and 
axle tubes integral. 



Regular equipment, electric light generator 
and battery complete, supplying all lamps ($150 
outfit); $50 Warner 60 mile speedometer; Disco 
self-starter; full nickel trimmings; one extra 
rim, and complete coupe Interior furnishings. 

Price, $2,000 (f. o. b. Indianapolis.) 



AMERICAN MOTORS CO., Indianapolis, Ind. 

AMERICAM MOTORS CALIFORNIA COMPANY 



476 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 









January 11, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



21 




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Itefcpav^filBE. 



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By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Articles of incorporation making the Western Automobile 
Association a working reality were drawn up, and directors of 
the new automobile governing body were named at a general 
meeting at the Los Angeles Athletic Club last week. The sign- 
ers of the incorporation papers, which will be forwarded to 
Sacramento soon, were : 

Frank A. Garbutt, Frank Young, E. E. Hewlett, R. A. Rowan, 
E.'Y. Boothe, W. E. Bush, W. J. Lacasse, John S. Mitchell, 
William Garland and Leon Shettler. Following the return of 
the incorporation certificates from Sacramento, an election will 
be held and officers for the ensuing year chosen. 

Many applications for sanctions have been made. The much- 
talked-of Los Angeles to San Francisco race for a purse of 
$40,000 is one of the big projects that is being talked of for 
Western Automobile Association sanction. 

Chairman Garbutt stated that the new association had no 
quarrel with the American Automobile Association, but was 
willing at any time to meet the Eastern association in the 
furtherance of mutual interests befitting the automobile sport 

or industry. 

• • • 

A saving of $6,200,000 a year to the farmers of Washington 
would result from an adequate system of good roads, according 
to an estimate made by State Highway Commissioner W. J. 
Roberts, in his report to Governor Marion E. Hay. 

Roberts says the 56,000 farms of Washington yield 5,000,000 
tons of produce annually, with an average haul of eight miles 
to the shipping point. Ten million dollars were spent in road- 
building during the last two years by State, country and road 
district commissioners. One hundred miles of permanent high- 
way can be built for $1,000,000, Roberts says. 

• » • 

Without doubt, the most brilliant spectacle presented within 
the walls of Grand Central Palace and Madison Square Garden 
will greet visitors on the occasion of the thirteenth national au- 
tomobile show, which will be held in both buildings for a 
period of two weeks, beginning January 11th. After months of 
preparation, the show committee of the Automobile Board of 
Trade, under whose auspices the exhibition is to be held, has 
completed its plans for the decorating of both the garden and 
the palace. Already it has been announced that a "crystal 
palace" was to be the decorative theme for the garden. For 
the palace, the show managers have hit upon equally as beauti- 
ful a setting, which is to be known as "The Palace of Ver- 
sailles." 

Every nook and cranny in both the garden and palace has 
been carefully considered in the plans, and an idea of unifor- 
mity will be carried out so completely that the small spaces in 
the galleries, basement and platforms will receive the same at- 
tention as the exhibits on the main floors. The decorations for 
the palace as well as the garden will be more magnificent and 

costly than for any previous affair. 

• • • 

The automobile plant of the American Locomotive Com- 
pany, which rumor had already transported to Detroit into the 
factory of the Grabowsky Power Wagon Co., will remain at 
Providence, R. I. No changes in the factory management are 

contemplated for the present. 

• • • 

The Speedwell Motor Car Company, Dayton, Ohio, has just 
arranged a bond issue of $150,000, which has been subscribed. 
The proposition of increasing the capital stock of the company 
to $600,000 will be submitted to the stockholders immediately. 
This bond issue was planned to take care of the extension of 
the Speedwell product involving the use of Mead rotary valve 
six-cylinder motors on a portion of the output of new pleasure 
cars. 



At the time of year when automobile salesmen are packing up 
their evening clothes and expensive white fronts in preparation 
for the big motor show at Madison Square Garden in January, 
it is interesting to note the activities of some of the big motor 
car sales managers at present. 

Time was, not so very long ago, that "knocking" a competi- 
tor's car was an important corollary to boosting his own, in the 
mind of many an automobile salesman. 

For several years, sales-manager Emise, of the Lozier Motor 
Company, has issued just previous to the opening of the New 
York Automobile show, sets of instructions for all Lozier sales- 
men who will be in attendance. A few extracts from Mr. 
Emise's letter should prove of interest. Says the sales man- 
ager: "Avoid argument and heated discussion. You believe 
firmly in the Lozier car and it should, of course, be your aim 
to try to convince prospective customers that our car and our 
methods are right, but don't force your opinions on any one 
whom you cannot convince by reasonable and calm argument. 
Don't knock! Make this your motto, and no matter what the 
temptation may be, don't knock ! If you tell all the good things 
you know about the Lozier car, you won't have time to talk 
about competitors' goods." 

• • • 

The heads of the different departments of the Don Lee or- 
ganization in California will hold a general conference in this 
city on January 13th to 15th. The Cadillac distributor has 
branches in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, 
Oakland and Pasadena. From these cities will come the mana- 
gers and heads of the other departments. Every phase of the 
business will be discussed, and Don Lee will impress upon the 
members of his organization the importance of giving the maxi- 
mum of service to Cadillac owners. Selling policies and other 
points, which enter into a business of such magnitude, will be 
discussed. Talks will be made by Don Lee, P. T. Prather, 
Newton Gresser, Kester Patee, William Weber, T. J. Beaudet, 
E. G. Anderson and F. Shelton. 

• • • 

Chauffeur John L. Dondero, who drives a Winton Six for E. 
M. Hathaway of Boston, is $1,000 richer than he was a week 
ago, thanks to the fifth annual contest conducted by the Winton 
Motor Car Company, of Cleveland. In this contest, $3,500 
prize money is divided every year among the twenty Winton 
"Six" chauffeurs, who handle their cars with the least repair 

expense to the car owners. 

• • • 

"We have had quite a number of inquiries for second-hand 
trucks," says H. F. Noake, sales manager for the Standard 
Motor Car Company, "but, owing to the marked scarcity of used 
commercial cars, we have been in no position to meet this de- 
mand. A second-hand truck buyer is strictly up against it in 
comparison with the man who wants a used pleasure vehicle, 
of which there is an over-abundance. There are many reasons 
for this shortage. By virtue of the recent advent of the truck, 



BLACK & WHITE 



SGOTCH WHISKY 



The Highest Standard of Quality 



ALEX D. SHAW & CO. 

Pacific Coast Agents 

214 Front St., San Francisco 



22 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 



time enough has not elapsed in which to accumulate discarded 
trucks in quantities, and conditions prevail which preclude the 
possibility of there being ever any great number of used motor 
wagons thrown on the market." 

* • • 

A new development in the automobile field which is attract- 
ing considerable attention is that of the establishment of a 
nation-wide service devoted primarily to the interests of owners 
of the Steams-Knight car. The service was originated by the 
F. B. Stearns Company of Cleveland, and is being brought to 
a point of high development. The underlying idea upon which 
it is based is that of placing service to the owner of the car on 
a plane of greater importance than that of training dealers to 
sell cars. The result of this service is that at present the 
owner of a Steams-Knight car may call for a specially trained 
mechanic at any point in the United States, and get the service 
of such a man within twenty-four hours. This time is appli- 
cable only to distant points in Western States. In any city 
of fair size the owner may call for a man and be assured of 
getting the benefit of his special training almost instantly. 

* * » ' 

The H. O. Harrison Company opened the new year by mak- 
ing the first delivery of a Flanders Six in the State of Califor- 
nia to W. J. Benson of San Jose. 

"The quantity production," said H. O. Harrison, "has com- 
menced and from now on Flanders Sixes will be delivered at 
a lively rate, as we have several big shipments en route. 

"These first deliveries, however, came in the nature of a sur- 
prise; not only to ourselves, but to the purchasers. It only 
goes to prove what a wonderful capacity Flanders has for get- 
ting big things under way in a short space of time." 

* * • 

L. H. Bill, manager of the local branch of the Thomas B. 
Jeffery Company, has been appointed assistant general man- 
ager of the Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wis., 
manufacturers of "Cross-Country" cars and one of the largest 
and best known manufacturers of automobiles in the world. 

Harry E. Field of New York has been appointed general 
sales manager. For the last three years he has been in charge 
of the New York sales. 

G. M. Berry, formerly secretary of the company, has been 
made second vice-president and treasurer; while Edw. S. Jor- 
dan has been elected secretary, with Edward S. Maddock as 
assistant. George H. Cox will be assistant to H. E. Field of 
New York. 

Bill has been Western representative of the company for 
several years, with headquarters in San Francisco, and has 
been a prominent factor in the development of the Western 
motor car trade. 

The announcement of his selection for such an important 
position in the American automobile industry is of unusual 
interest to motorists and trade in general throughout the Pa- 
cific Coast. As representative of the "Cross-Country" cars, 
Bill has perfected one of the largest and most efficient sales 
organizations in the country and has continued, year after year, 
to establish new sales records for these cars. It is in recogni- 
tion of his ability as a distributor and organizer that the man- 
agement of the big Kenosha factory has been tendered to him. 

It is understood that the change will not affect the local 
branch house or the sales organization in this territory. A. L. 
Kleimeyer and Joseph McMullen will remain in charge of the 

distribution of the "Cross-Country" cars. 

* * * 

The Thomas Flyer Company reports the sale of another 
Abbott-Detroit 44-50 seven-passenger touring car to H. B. 
Chase of Pacific Grove, who has been an Abbott owner for 
several years, and has great faith in the performance of the 
car. 

Dr. D. Gates Bennett of this city has placed an order for 
a 34-40 touring car, delivery to be made in a very few days. 

Recent deliveries of 1913 Abbotts have been made to T. E. 
Mellen of Fresno," Henry Burris of Hanford and C. R. Kissing 

of Porterville. 

* * * 

A new motor delivery wagon has entered the market. It is 
the International Harvester Company's 1913 commercial car. 
The Csen-McFarland Auto Company is the agent. Besides 
this line, which is added to the Mitchell, this company also, 
will have the Empire, a popular-priced touring car. 



With the Mitchell popular-priced pleasure cars and heavy 
truck, the new delivery wagon and this touring car, the Osen- 
MacFarland auto agency has a complete line to fill the wants 
of all classes of customers. 



The 1913 Velie "40" five-passenger touring car has just been 
received by the Auto Sales Company. This is the first of the 
1913 models to come west from the Velie factory. Max L. 
Rosenfeld, the head of the Auto Sales Company, agents for 
the Velie, in speaking of the new 1913 model, says : 

"From the beginning Velie cars have represented the most 
advanced ideas in construction. In the fall of 1909 Velie en- 
gineers originated and perfected the design and construction, 
which have been so universally adopted by other manufac- 
turers for 1912 and 1913, as to become the standard construc- 
tion of the present day. 

"This means that the Velie Company has spent five seasons 
in perfecting the mechanical details of the Velie 40 as com- 
pared to one, or two seasons at the best, of our largest com- 
petitors." 



Benjamin S. Terry, president of the Harris Oil Company, 
paid the Chanslor & Lyon Company a flying visit last week. 
Terry, who assumed the presidency of the Harris Company 
on the death of A. W. Harris, has had to visit the different 
agencies to get in touch with local conditions. This is his first 
visit to the coast, and while he only spent a few hours here, 
was more than enthusiastic and expressed his intention to re- 
turn as soon as circumstances would allow to thoroughly tour 
the State. 



The Oakland Motor Company has announced the arrival of 
a new model. It is known as the 6-60-6. The car is identical 
with the Greyhound 6-60, except that instead of being a 7-pas- 
senger car it is a 6-passenger car. Speaking of the new model, 
Manager Henry L. Hornberger says: 

"There has been a great demand, especially in California, 
for a car that will carry six passengers. The average five-pas- 
senger model does not fill the want, while in many cases the 
seven-passenger cars are too large. To fill this need the fac- 
tory has turned out this new model. It is built on the regular 
6-60 chassis, the body -being low hung and just as long as the 
noted Greyhound, except that the car is narrower. The lines 
of the driver's seat are carried straight back to the tonneau. 

"As one motorist expressed it, this new car is the ideal three- 
couple car. There is plenty of foot room for all, and room 
for all the accessories of touring. It appears in the V-shaped 
radiator, which has so distinctly marked the Oakland model 
this year. For graceful lines there are but few cars on the mar- 
ket that will be built to compare with this, the latest product 
of the Oakland factory. 



The State registration of California makes very interesting 
reading concerning the number of electric vehicles owned here 
and the number of the different makes selected. 

Samuel L. Crim, head of the Reliance Auotmobile Company, 
agents for the Detroit Electrics, says : 

"The popularity of the Detroit Electrics, among the class of 
people who appreciate the best and most up-to-date in an elec- 
tric automobile, is best illustrated by the number of Detroit 
Electrics sold in the last two years. 

"During that time there have been sold in California 1,030 
electric automobiles of different makes, and of this number 278 
were Detroit Electrics. In view of the fact that there are 
eleven makes of electric cars represented in the number sold, 
this would seem to indicate that the Detroit Electrics are con- 
ceded to be the favorites." 



Auto Fender & Radiator Works 

Make and Repair— Fenders. Radiators, Hoods, Metal 
Bodies. Tanks, Dash Shields, Lamps, Mud Pans. 
Tool Boxes, Metal Spinning. Etc. 



466 Golden Gate Ave. 

Phone Franklin 6460 



32-34 Van Nee. Ave. 
Phooe Mirkel 6409 



January 11. 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



23 



To the average man considering the purchase of an automo- 
bile, a motor car salesman is the embodiment of all that is 
latest in the world of fashion and a personage who has nothing 
more to do than keep looking nice and joy ride around all day, 
and day after day. 

But that a motor car salesman must be quick, versatile and 
on the job, ready for anything every minute is being proven 
every day. 

The man who has ideas of the Beau Brummel selling cars 
would have had them rudely shocked not long ago had be been 
on the scene to witness a sale recorded by F. A. Babcock, 
Minneapolis district sales manager of the R-C-H Corporation. 

The R-C-H salesman had gone a few miles out into the 
. country to see a prospective purchaser. When he pulled into 
the yard the man he wanted to see was busy sawing wood. 
The salesman walked up and apparently as though automobiles 
were the last thing in the world worthy of consideration at that 
time, took off his coat and went to work to help reduce the pile. 

When the farmer decided that he had enough kindling for a 
while, they quit work and discussion of automobiles was in 
order. 

The salesman had made a hit by the way he went to work 
on the wood, and it didn't take him long to tuck away an order 
for an R-C-H car. 

* * * 

One of the richest looking catalogues yet published by any 
automobile factory has been sent out through the Reliance 
Automobile Company, in this city. The catalogue is of the 
Detroit Electric cars, printed in the large sizes, and in the 
small pocket editions, bound in deep sepia, and illustrated in 
colors. In speaking of the catalogue, as well as the Detroit 
Electric cars, Samuel L. Crim, the head of the Reliance Auto- 
mobile Company, agent, says : 

"Public opinion ultimately decides the type and form of 
nearly every article universally used. The trend of this influ- 
ence with reference to electric automobiles — their design, con- 
struction, etc. — is clearly evidenced by stringent laws, now en- 
forced in many large cities, prohibiting anyone from sitting in 
front of the driver, as in the well-known face-to-face type of 
electric brougham. It is certain that this idea will ultimately 
receive universal approval, particularly in congested city dis- 
tricts, where fully ninety per cent of the automobiles are used. 
It is also reasonable to assume that more extensive legislation 
will insist upon all cars being so arranged as to afford the 
driver a clear view in all directions — front, both sides and the 
rear. 

"The Detroit Electric Clear Vision Brougham for 1913 not 
only covers the requirements already demanded in some quar- 
ters, but also anticipates that with respect to clear vision in all 
directions. This is the car which conditions of two years ago 
clearly indicated would be the ultimate electric automobile. 
However, it was not immediately placed upon the market. It 
was considered better policy to allow the public's ideas to 
fully crystallize before manufacturing such a car on a large 
scale. How this has been done is told in the new catalogue 
published by the factory. The degree of success attained is 
set forth, and it makes interesting reading for those interested 

in the foremost manufacturing questions of the day." 

» » * 

"I notice more and more each year that the waning of sum- 
mer does not mean the waning of the motoring season," says 
Mr. P. S. Cole, of the Picneer Automobile Company, the local 
representatives of the Chalmers Motor Company. 

"After all, the winter months are among the most pleasurable 
for automobiling if one is a true follower of the sport. There 
was a time when no one expected to drive a car after the first 
snow fall. Of course, in the south and in California this was 
not the case, but I remember quite distinctly when people felt 
that they had to go south or to California to enjoy winter 
motoring. As a matter of fact, the old-time cars were not 
adapted to use in winter. The carburetion was poor and it re- 
quired constant effort to get smooth operation from a motor. 
Most cars lacked power for running through snow or over soft 
roads. But perhaps more important than all of these things 
was the fact that people were not comfortable while motoring 
in cold or stormy weather. The bodies of the cars were not 
designed to give ample protection. 

"Of late years, however, winter motoring has become quite 
the rule. Red-blooded men and women enjoy motoring in the 



winter quite as much as they enjoy skating or any other out- 
door sport. Properly clothed, one never suffers from the cold. 
There is a keenness, a vitality, in the air that can not be found 
in the summer unless one goes to the mountains. 

"We made deliveries of cars all last winter, and practically 
all of the Chalmers owners in this territory drove their cars all 
winter. 

"There is an added advantage to the purchaser in getting a 
car during the fall or winter.- At that time he is more sure of 
prompt delivery. In the spring and early summer the manu- 
facturers are, of course, rushed; dealers in all parts of the 
country are clamoring for cars and it is not always possible to 
guarantee prompt delivery. In the fall and winter, however, 
this is not so much the fact. 

"And so I advise those who are considering the purchase of 
a car this season to place their orders now, for two reasons : 
first, because prompt delivery will be insured; second, because 
no one who knows would willingly miss the pleasures of motor- 
ing during the winter." 

* * * 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, will exhibit 
Seven Truck Tires at the New York, Chicago, and Boston Com- 
mercial Car Shows. 

* * * 

The News Letter wishes to call attention to the new series 
No. 8 "50" Cole car. The principles of construction of the 
Silent Cole unit power plant has three point suspension and all 
working parts enclosed. Also a motor free from grease cups, 
with automatic lubricating system and combination thermo- 
syphon and force pump water circulation. Timken front and 
full-floating rear axle with large Timken bearings. Large 
brake drums on wheels equipped with Firestone demountable 
rims, 122-inch wheel base. Gasoline pressure tank and tire 
rack in rear. Straight line body with concealed hinges and 
locks. Deep Turkish, hand-buffed leather upholstery. Silk 
mohair top. Clear vision ventilating windshield and speedo- 
meter with grade indicator. Solar electric lamps — nickel-silver 
trimmed. In addition to the "50," the Cole comes in two other 
chassis: Cole "40," 116-inch wheel base, price, completely 
equipped, $1800 f. o. b San Francisco; and the Cole six-cylinder 

"60," price, completely equipped, $2600 f. o. b. San Francisco. 

» * » 

The Buick automobile, Flint, Michigan, have published a 
small, clean-cut catalogue about the Buick car. It deals with 
the cars, setting forth their values, and touching upon all points 
of value to the owner or driver. In presenting the book to the 
public, they bore in mind the needs of the owner, and dealt ac- 
cordingly. The little catalogue has printed in it the Buick 
creed : 

A Buick automobile should be so built that it will, at all 
times and under all circumstances, give the owner uninter- 
rupted use of his investment. 

Every Buick owner is entitled to, and will receive, prompt 
and efficient service — the kind that will insure him the motoring 
pleasure he expects. 

Buick reputation, so pre-eminently firm and fair, was not 
won by chance, but is due to the policy established with the 
production of the first Buick car, and so consistently adhered 
to ever since — that of giving the owner the maximum of ser- 
vice for the minimum of cost. 

No matter what its price, a Buick car must, and will, give the 
maximum of that service for which it was intended, and must 
bear its proportion of the responsibility of maintaining that 
high prestige which Buick cars attained. 

The true significance of the slogan, "When Better Automo- 
biles are Built, Buick Will Build them," is manifested. to its 
fullest possible extent in the 1913 line described in this book. 

The Buick factory has the benefit of years of successful au- 
tomobile building experience, and the fact that the basis upon 
which their reputation is built is primarily that of "maximum 
of service at the minimum of cost," enables them to present to 
the public a line of automobiles unexcelled in points of quality 
and absolutely right in construction, style and price. This, the 

new catalogue sets forth. 

• • • 

Mr. David B. Mills, the president of the Rajah Auto-Supply 
Company, Bloomfield, N. J., and Mrs. Mills, are in California. 
On February 6, 1913. they will leave San Francisco for a trip 
around the world, returning home about June 1st. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 



Another Overland model has reached the city. It is known 
as the Overland "71 T," developing 45 horsepower actual at 
normal speed. J. W. Leavitt, of the J. W. Leavitt Company, 
■Coast distributors of this car, in speaking of it, says : 

"This car is the acme of refinement, unequaled for luxurious 
riding. The ideal touring car, and the choice of the man who 
wants speed and power combined with genuine comfort. A low 
priced car when the superior and complete equipment is con- 
sidered. "During the past, the Overland product has given 
such general satisfaction as to assure us of the fact that the 
fundamental principles of Overland design and construction 
are absolutely right. In consequence, the changes appearing 
in model "71" are refinements of detail rather than departures 
from former practice. The most noteworthy of the season's 
product is in the even greater value offered for the price, which 
also covers complete equipment, including self-starters, full 
lighting outfits, tops, windshields, speedometers and every 
other accessory needed for comfortable touring service. 

"Now, as formerly, the Overland stands at the top, and this 
car is no departure from the general product, except its latest 
refinements. Not only the most and the best for the money, 
but all that a motor car should be, complete, without a single 
after-thought or regret, a source of full and continuous satis- 
faction to the owner. The reason for the success of the Over- 
land is nowhere appreciated more than among the 60,000 owners 
of the Overland car who are using them to-day." 
» » » 

The sales force of the Haynes Auto Sales Company of this 
city takes considerable pride in the fact that Henry S. Deming 
of Santa Cruz has just purchased a Haynes car. Their pride 
lies in the fact that he made his selection of this, the seventh 
car he has owned, only after he had personally inspected the 
various automobile factories during a recent trip to the East. 

Deming is a retired capitalist, and much interested in auto- 
mobiling, in as much as there is much of the most beautiful 
scenery in California within easy motorcar reach of his home. 
He has toured the roads of the Santa Cruz Mountains time and 
time again, and found new pleasures in each trip. Heretofore, 
Deming has employed a chauffeur to drive his car, but now has 
determined to drive it himself. Taking advantage of his East- 
ern trip, he determined to look over the car factories himself 
before he selected his new one. He returned from the East 
a few days ago, and at once purchased a Haynes, which he 
planned to drive himself to Santa Cruz. 

* * * 

Claiming that a shipment of automobile fire engines, a Mar- 
tin tractor and hose wagon, were not delivered by the Grand 
Trunk Railroad at the proper place, the Knox Automobile Co., 
of Springfield, Mass., has brought suit in the Superior Court of 
Massachusetts for $2,500 damages. The machines were shipped 
to Milwaukee, Wis., on September 15, 1911, to be exhibited 
there during the Fire Chiefs' Convention, and were placed on 
board a Grand Trunk train at Niagara Falls. A number of em- 
ployes of the Knox factory went by passenger train to Mil- 
waukee, to take charge of the exhibit when it should arrive, 
and valuable advertising and publicity was expected by the 
Knox Company from the exhibit. Instead of routing the car 
containing the fire apparatus to Milwaukee, the railroad com- 
pany is alleged to have sent it to Chicago, with the result that 
it arrived in Milwaukee — after the error had been discovered — 
several days after the convention had been concluded and the 

Fire Chiefs had gone home. 

* * * 

It is interesting to note that the Pathfinder "40," built by the 
Motor Car Manufacturing Company of Indianapolis, Ind., has 
carried off for America the greatest motor car test ever made 
in the United Kingdom. Under observation of the Royal Auto- 
mobile Club of England, trips around Great Britain were made 
by the Pathfinder and the Napier cars. The Pathfinder, while 
running on this circuit, averaged over twenty-one miles to 
the gallon of petrol. The Napier averaged over 23. On account 
of the condition of the road, when the Pathfinder made their 
trip, and the Napier theirs, the Pathfinder Company, Ltd., claim 
that their average and consumption of petrol would have 
equaled the Napier. Beyond a doubt, this test proved the flexi- 
bility of the long stroke, four-cylinder motor, and it proved for 
its American makers that from the economical standpoint it 
can take its place among the most economical cars of Europe. 



In the December issue of the Motoring Magazine Section of 
the S. F. News Letter, an error was made in a page advertise- 
ment of the Bremer Wilson Mfg. Co., of Chicago, stating that 
this famous little device for Ford automobiles was sold for the 
price of $10. The price quoted should have been $11.50. It is 
a known fact that all automobiles and many accessories are 
sold for a trifle more on the Pacific Coast than in the Eastern 
States. This for the reason that freight and express charges 
are added to the first cost. We believe that the general public 
throughout the Pacific Coast appreciates this fact, for as a 
general rule the motorist is always willing and ready to pay a 
trifle more than the Eastern price, taking into consideration the 
express and freight charges. California to-day has more auto- 
mobiles in operation than any other State in the Union, and the 
extra price alone paid for such expenses as freight charges, etc., 
on automobiles and accessories has amounted to more than a 
million dollars. The great value of the Ford starter makes it 
cheap at any price. Few accessories have been placed on the 
market that give such a great value as this starter. It pays for 

itself many times over in a year. 

* • * 

John Millen & Son, of Vancouver, B. C, were inadvertently 
given credit in the Christmas News Letter as an agency for 
many automobile accessories which are represented by Hugh- 
son & Merton. Among these were mentioned Ajax Tires, Ther- 
moid Brake Lining, Non-Fluid Oil, Connecticut Shock Absorb- 
ers, Connecticut Ignition, Long Horns, Victor & Hill Pumps, 
Geiszler Storage Batteries, Weed Chain Tire Grips, Jones 
Speedometers, Thermoid Reliners, MoToRoL, Soot Proof Spark 
Plugs, Riley Klotz Horns, Mobo Soap, Shofo Soap, and Victor 
and "N. F. O." Oil Guns. In all justice to the firm of Hughson 
& Merton, who have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, 
Seattle, Portland and Denver, the News Letter wishes to cor- 
rect the mistake. Hughson & Merton are Pacific Coast repre- 
sentatives for the above mentioned accessories, and are pre- 
pared to meet all demands. 

• » » 

For 1913 the Simplex line will embrace models fitted in vari- 
ous types of bodies. Every Simplex turned out has its body 
more or less made to order, and hence they have a distinctive 
look. The line consists of a 38 h. p. chassis, shaft drive; 50 
h. p. shaft drive; 50 h. p. chain drive, and 90 h. p. chain drive 
models. It affords a sufficiently wide range of motor size for 
any automobile user, all having plenty of speed and power. 

Among the cars being featured, particularly are the follow- 
ing: a 38 h. p. seven-passenger coach limousine on a shaft 
drive chassis. Its sloping motor bonnet marks the final elimi- 
nation of the lines of the horse-drawn vehicle in automobile 
body construction. A roof which dips low in front, meeting 
the windshield, and French plate glass in frameless windows, 
and imported upholstery make the car especially attractive. 

Similar to this is the 38 h. p. 7-passenger coach laudaulet, 
which combines all of the advantages of the limousine with 
those of the landaulet. Equally handsome are the 38 h. p. 
seven-passenger coach limousine style H and the 38 h. p. seven- 
passenger coach landaulet, also designated as style H. On the 
latter, the large rear windows distinguish the design. Touring 
car models designed to carry five and seven passengers repre- 
sent the highest sort of workmanship. 



BETTS 

CRESCENT GRADE 

AUTOMOBILE SPRINGS 

Guaranteed against break- 
age or settling for 
one year 



Phone 
Kearny 2472 




Manufactured by 

BETTS SPRING CO. 

888-890 Folsom St. 



Sin Francisco. Cal. 



Copyright 1912 Betts Spring Co. 



January 11, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



25 







■Mosler^-,1? 


Western Representative 
ALFRED H. CO ATES 

444 Maiket Street 


*■ *r»fll II B LUtf^H 


igr* 'are the best 
A.R.MoslercVCo. 


NEW YORK, N. Y. 


San Francisco 
Cal. 



Store Your Car in a 

FIREPROOF GARAGE 

Down Town 

Special care and attention given to garaging and storage of 
motor cars. We have the best equipped garage in the West. 
Every facility for taking care of automobiles. 

Located in the Heart of the Hotel District 

DOW & GREEN 



415 to 431 Taylor St., Bet. Geary and OFarrell Sts. 
16 to 32 Shannon St. 



Tel. Franklin 4336 
Tel. Franklin 4337 



Light Your Automobile With the 

DYNETO 

Automatic Electric Lighting System 

Guarantee Battery Co. 

Pacific Coast Agenta 
(80 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco 

Call and See Demonstration 



PHOTOGRAPHS 

Call on us when you want photographs of any kind. 
We can and will please you. Our new studio, the 
largest west of New York, covers 9.000 square feet of 
floor space and Is completely equipped for every branch 
of our business. You are cordially Invited to call and 
we will be very glad to take you through the different 
departments, portrait, commercial, copying, enlarging, 
Kodak, etc. You will be Interested. 

ARTHUR SPAULDINO CO., 
Everything In Modern Photography. 

625-633 Eddy St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Phones— Franklin 1184. Home C 4084 



^■^ Motor i 



Motor Cars 

Till Tbimat B. Miry Compiny ol California. 285 Geary Street, Saa Franeiaca 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States. Canada and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. 

OF HARTFORD 
PACIFIC BRANCH— 325 California Street. San Francuco 



Tips to Automobilists 

(CUT THIS OUT.) 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 



SAN MATEO COUNTY. 
CYPRESS LODGE, BELMONT.— Phone Belmont 111. Touring Informa- 
tion. Meals at all hours. Our specialty, steaks and broils; cold lunches. 
Private dining rooms. Thoroughly equipped bar. 
NELSON & JOHNSON. Propr. 



SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SAN JOSE.— Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of first and St. James Sts. 



SAN JOSE.— Lamolle Grill, 36-38 North iirst street. The best French 
dinner in California, 75 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties given 
particular attention. 



SAN JOSE.— WALLACE BROS. 1 GARAGE, Market and St. James 
street, 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire-proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. 



PALO ALTO.— PALO ALTO GARAGE, 443 Emmerson St. Tel., P. A. 
333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries in stock. Gasoline, oil 
repairing, lathework, vulcanizing. Open day and night. 

PALO ALTO — LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 



Expert Automobile Washing and Polishing 
By SKILLED Workmen 

Only the very best automobile soaps, 
new and clean sponges and chamois 
used. Day service a specialty. 



E. R. WOLFKIEL V,n Ness Ave, al Golden Gate Ave . 
Phone Franklin 2399 



Phone Sutter 300 



J. R. WILSON, Mgr. 



FOURTH ST. GARAGE CO. 

417-421 FOURTH STREET 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Touring Cars at Commercial Trucks 

All Hours A Specialty 

OPEN ALL NIGHT 



THE CHAMPION WIND SHIELD 

IS GUARANTEED 




Glaaa Front* For All Types of Automobilea 
HIGHEST QUALITY GREATEST STRENGTH 

Champion Wind Shield Mfg. Co. 



Eddy »nd Larlun St*. 



S»n Francisco 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 




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4 



SPLITDORF PLUGS will outlast your motor. There 
is nothing fanciful about them — they are made to 
endure any and every strain of Ignition put upon 
them. 

Gas-tight, soot-proof and unbreakable SPLITDORF 
PLUGS do not short-circuit or carbonize. 

For the hydro-carbon engine in automobile, aero- 
plane motor truck, motor boat, motor cycle or 
farm tractor — for high pressure engine and terrific 
motor speed to a throttled down and barely revolv- 
ing motor — SPLITDORF PLUGS are always reliable. 

As with PLUGS so with MAGNETOS, COILS, 
SPLITDORFLITE, lighting generator, and every Ig- 
nition device — SPLITDORF claims are guaranteed. 

Write for our New Catalog. 

Splitdorf Electrical Company 

Pacific Coast Branch 430-36 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 
Factory, Newark, N. J. 



if Hi /iMMHliMi iinfid 



1 



The new 1913 model Mitchell has arrived. A great deal was 
promised for this new model by the factory, and from the car 
which has just arrived at the salesroom of the Osen & McFar- 
land Auto Company, the factory has even given more than they 
promised. In speaking of the car, Manager O. C. McFarland 
says : 

"In these cars that are introduced to American buyers, the 
first example of the type of machine that for some time past 
has been revolutionizing the automobile design in Europe. The 
type of staunch, powerful, clean-lined car that is capable of 
enduring the hardest and longest service with absolutely a 
minimum wear and minimum attention required to maintain it 
in good condition. 

"The car is a four-passenger, of a close coupled bodied order, 
with many advancements. It is a four-cylinder machine, 40 
horsepower motor of the same general type as used in all the 
cars. It has a bore of 4*4 inches with a 7-inch stroke. The 
pump, magneto and fan are driven from a cross shaft in the 
upper part of the distribution case, in such a way that both 
pump and magneto are very accessible and readily demount- 
able. The lower portion of the crank case will hold over two 
gallons of oil, enough to run the car from 900 to 1,200 miles. 
An oil pressure gauge, similar to a small steam gauge, is located 
on the two boards to indicate whether or not the pump is 
working, and to what pressure it is pumping. 

"The Mitchell springs, which are substantially the same in 
all models, are uniquely long, wide and flat, and are unique, 
although the front ones are of the usual half-elliptic design, the 
rear being seven-eighths elliptic. Firestone demountable quick 
detachable universal rims are the stock equipment. Details of 
design as well as equipment, because of the thorough way in 



MoToRoL 



'"It suits because It doesn't soot' 



If you want to prolong the life 
of your engine, 

If you want to eliminate smoke 
and carbon, 

If you want to reduce your oil 
expense, 

Uae MoToRoL 



Hughson & Merton, inc. 

S30 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco. Cal. 



"HOOVER" 

AUXILIARY SPRING & 

SHOCK ABSORBER 



Full factory equipment on all Pack- 
ards, OlJsmobilcs, Coles. Thomas and 
Seven others. Absolutely perfect. 
Full set of four— Si* to $18. Under 
compression by heavy loads, rough 
roads or bumps. Under all conditions 
rides as easy as on asphalt. Impos- 
sible to break springs. No competition 
HOOVER SPRING CO. 

Polk and Fulton Sts.. San Francisco 



NO OTHER HIGH POWERED CAR APPROACHES 

THE i*!ARAYOi*T 



"Th» Eulwt Riding Car In The World " 



MORRIS KENNEDY CO. 
545 Golden Gate Ave. 



Franklin 414a 



Goodrich Tires 

Best in the Long Run 

TKe B. F.GoodricK Company 

341-347 Market Street 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Los Angeles Oakland Fresno Sacramento 



VULCANIZING 



PEART & ELKINGTON 

Phone Market 6370 

42 Van Ness Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 



FISK TIRES 



•THE STANDARD OF QUALITY' 
Made to fit all style rims 

For Sale by all Dealers 



PANHARD 
OIL 



FREE FROM CARBON 
L. H. & B. I. BILL 

543 Golden Gate Ave. 
San Francisco, Cal. 




Model 46. $1750 



THE MARION 



The Marion Motor Car Co. 

346-348 Goiaen Gate Ave. 

SAN FRANCISCO 



KEENAN BROS. 



Machinists and Engineers 

Automobile Repairing a Specialty 

350' Golden Gate Avenue, bet. Hyde 

and Latkln Streets 
Phones: Franklin *8aj. Home J aoia 



THERMOS 

BOTTLES, CARAFES 
And LUNCH KITS 



AMERICAN THERMOS BOTTLE 

COMPANY 

Thermos Building. New York City 

end 

MOGENSON WELLS CO. 

Phelan Bide., San Francisco 



January 11, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



27 



which they are built into and harmonized with the car, are the 
especially designed electric headlights, finished in black 
enamel, with nickel trimmings. The car is equipped with a 
specially designed Esterling electric cranking mechanism, oper- 
ated by a pedal. It will start the engine at as low a speed as 
thirty revolutions a minute, though its normal speed is from 
sixty to eighty revolutions a minute." 



"Yes sir," said the man who would not vote for a Re- 
publican, even though he was on a reform ticket, "I'm a Demo- 
crat, and so was my father, and my grandfather, and his 
father." "Suppose your father and grandfather and his father 
had been horse-thieves what would you be?" "Well," re- 
sponded the Democrat thoughtfully, "I reckon, under those 
circumstances, I'd be a Republican." — Short Stories. 



"I am willing," said the candidate, 

table a terrible blow with his fist, "to 
"Gee" yelled a little man in. the audience. 
a grocery." — Chicago Record-Herald. 



after he had hit the 
trust the people." 
"I wish you'd open 



Save Repairs 



Save Money 



Save Trouble 



by replacing worn out Bearings with the world re- 
nowned HESS-BRIGHTS. All sizes carried In stock 




Pacific Coast Distributors 



Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 



Lot Atif eles 



H. D McCOY. Sec. & Tr««s 
San Francisco Seattle Fresno Portland Spokane 



REDUCE COST 
FOR GASOLENE 




$3.00 



You can reduce gasolene consumption 10% to 25%, get 
a better mixture and a smooth-running motor by using 




THE MIXER- 



GYRE^C is a little nickel-steel turbine which fits intake 
pipe. It spins around at high speed and thoroughly mixes 
the mixture. 

Send $3.00 ($3.50 foreign) and we will send it to you on 
trial. If not satisfactory, money refunded. 

We also make Duplex and Raymond 
Brakes and Raybestos Friction Facing 

THE ROYAL EQUIPMENT CO. 

Bridgeport Conn. 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY CO., Inc. 

Pacific Coisl Distributors 
San Francisco Los Angetrs Spokane Fresno Seattle Portland 




HA Ml IS 

TRACt MAM RC9I1TCRID 

OILS 

AND GREASES 

"HARRIS TRANS COMPOUND" (DARK) 

is a heavy oil reduced to grease consistency and is a lubricant especially designed for and per- 
fected for TRANSMISSION and DIFFERENTIAL gears and far surpasses any other lubricant 
of its kind, barring none— in actual use it becomes of the fluidity of molasses (no thinner) and 
meshes thoroughly with the gears providing a heavy friction-reducing film between all contact 
surfaces— when the motion stops it drains off from the gears leaving them coated with a thick 
lubricating film, regaining its normal consistency in bottom of case, ever ready to mesh in again 
when motion starts. 

"HARRIS MOTOR GREASE" 

is a cup grease of highest QUALITY especially prepared for compression cups and axle bearings 
and is not affected by climatic conditions and is especially efficient and economical for the 
purposes intended. 

Obtainable of leading dealers and garage* or write direct to 

A. W. HARRIS OIL COMPANY 



PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY CO. inc. 

H. D. MKOY, Sec & Trees. 
LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE FRESNO PORTLAND SPOKANE 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1913. 



M@w AnntoiM@lbnl@ ftadstoifttas 



New licenses were issued to the following purchasers of au- 
tomobiles in San Francisco and vicinity for the week ending 
January 3d. The number of automobile licenses authorized to 
date for the State of California is 90,784 : 



AVERT, P. M., S15 California St.. S. F Haynes 

BISHOP, EDWARD. Whittell Bldg., S. F Haynes 

WAT, WM., 718 Howard St., S. F Regal 

LEWIS, JAS. A., 1423 Pine St., S. F Hupp 

WHITE, A. L„ 5th and Brannan Sts., S. F Winton 

WATTES, MELVILLE G., 2G0 Fourth Ave.. S. F Hupp 

BROWN, SARAH J.. 203 Perkins St., Oakland Cole 

MUNAN. D. F., 38S7 West St., Oakland Overland 

RICHARDSON, W. S., 2050 10th Ave.. S. F Hupp 

JOHNSTON, WM. R., 85 Plaza Drive, Berkeley Cadillac 

WILCOX, NORTON E., 3037 Deakin St., Berkeley Chalmers 

POMEROT, C. A.. R. F. D. No. 49. Santa Clara '. Haynes 

WRIGHT. ELI. 269 No. Whitney, San Jose Ford 

McMILLAN, M. W., San Leandro, Alameda County Ford 

BLACK, S. R.. Cloverdale. Sonoma County Studebaker 

SUTHERLAND, J. C Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County "... Haynes 

ATWOOD, J. P., 617 So. Stanislaus St.. Stockton Ford 

COOK. PISTER, JR.. Rio Vista, Solano County Buick 

TATLOR. W. H.. Suisun, Solano County Regal 

SLOSS, LOUIUS. Alaska Co. Bldg., S. F Kissel 

WEIL, A. B., 191 Frederick St.. S. F Kissel 

McCORMICK. CHAS. R.. 2419 Vallejo St.. S. F Winton 

HIND CO.. 153 Sutter St., S. F Oakland 

RUCKER & CO., JOS. H., 79 Post St., S. F Overland 

MASON, J. R„ 1139 Taylor St., S. F S-G-V 

LA TORRES, FRANK. 3237 Mission St., S: F Regal 

UNION MERCHANTS' ICE DEL. CO., S5C Bryant St., S. F Packard 

HANSEN, E. T.. 1232 Alice St.. Oakland Pilot 

ROBERTS. W. E. C. 3059 Richmond Ave.. Oakland Overland 

UNION OIL CO. OF CAL.. Mills Bldg., S. F Alco 

HEGER. JR., W. S., Tiburon, Marin County Flanders 

SOMERS, FRANK J., 75 Viola St., San Jose Ford 

PILEGARD, P. A.. R. F. D. Oleander Maxwell 

ROSS. M. A., Campbell Overland 

DODDS. CLTDE W., Woodland Ford 

GRAHAM, E. E., 613 Putnam Ave., Porterville Ford 

MELOT, C. T., Porterville, Tulare County Rambler 

KING, PERCT S„ Napa Oakland 

BATTEN. MRS. HELEN, Pioneer Auto Co., Fresno Chalmers 

WESTERN WATER CO.. Bakersfield. Kern County Little Giant 

BENSON CO., W. J., 434 So. First St., San Jose Flanders 

JONES, WM., R. F. D.. No. 14, Los Gatos Overland 

ADAMS. D. R., 1094 Van Ness Ave., Fresno '.Overland 

MOSHTER, D. B., Taf t, Kern County Mitchell 

KAMRAU, A. G., Bakersfield Metz 

KINKEAD, J., San Martin, Santa Clara County Ford 

DENNING, H. S., Third and Cliff Sts., Santa Cruz Haynes 

CART, MRS. L. B.. Reedley, Fresno County Buick 

BROWNE, R. J., 2515 U St., Sacramento Stutz 

HOTT, J. O., 415 Taylor St., S. F Peerless 

MARTIN, J. F., 57 West St. James St., San Jose Ford 

HELM & SON, L. G., Wasco, Kem County Ford 

DELUCCHI, JNO. J., 14 Eugenia Ave., S. F Ford 

JEWELL. N. G., Willows. Glenn County Buick 

THORNBERT, H. B., Stockton Hotel. Stockton Lozier 

REED, G. V., Lindsay Cadillac 

REED, L. E., 2144 Carter St., Berkeley Overland 

STEWART. J. E., 1414 31st St.. Sacramento Detrolter 

BRIGGS, A. E.. 2211 G St., Sacramento Maxwell 

PARKER, FRANCES E., 199 20th Ave.. S. F. .' White 

BERRI. MAUDE L„ Empress Apts., S. F Pierce Arrow 

GIMPERLING, MRS. THOS. N., 2766 Green St., S. F Pierce Arrow 

UEIXEGER, EARL, 339 Devisadero St., S. F Paige-Detroit 

ISACCHERI, L., 1548 Stockton St., S. F Haynes 

SHERMAN, MRS. H. E.. 2238 Vallejo St., S. F Woods Electric 

WALTER. JOHN I.. OFarrell and Stockton. S. F Cole 

LANG BROS., 1518 Ellis St.. S. F Buick 

KNOX, S. L. G., 80S Alaska Com). Bldg., S. F Cadillac 

VENESS, J. A., St. Francis Hotel, S. F Pierce Arrow 

DRAT, FRAN. 2525 Fillmore St., S. F Cadillac 

LEWIN. LEON, 100 Front St.. S. F Cadillac 

CROCKER, MRS. M. I.. 2301 Laguna St.. S. F Peerless 

MOFFAT, H. V., 425 Stockton St., S. F Chalmers 

KRUNCHKE. G. W., 1408 Grant St.. Berkeley Overland 

BROWNING, F. E.. City Hall. Alameda National 

WITHAM, A. A., Hayward, Alameda County Hupp 

DUDLET, EDWIN, Selma, Fresno County Ford 

CHRIST, GEO., il38 Tulare St., Selma Ford 

MICKET, F. K., Forest Ranch, Butte County Chalmers 

PATTERSON, C. R., Alpaugh. Tulare County Studebaker 

KENNEDT. H. J., Orosi. Tulare County R-C-H 

BROHASKA, THEODORE, 124 Delmas Ave., San Jose Ford 

POPE, J. HENRY, Lodi, San Joaquin County Studebaker 

COCHRANE, W. J., 1416 I St., Fresno Ford 

WLRKLER, H. A., Almaden Road, San Jose Ford 

SCUHUR, BENJ. V., Monticello, Napa County Overland 

DETHLESSEN. MARK. Salinas, Monterey County Overland 



SHOEMAKER, R. H.. Lindsay. Tulare County Overland 

McCORMICK, DR. C. F„ 402 Pearl St., Napa Overland 

WOLFE, H. E„ 741 W. Flora St., Stockton Franklin 

McGREEVY, WM. J. and MRS. J. F.. 43 Bartlett St.. S. F .'...Winton 

PEASE & McGREEVT, 1025 Valencia St.. S. F Packard 

ADVERTISING SPECIALTT CO.. 46 Kearny St., S. F Buick 

LORD, WALTER J., Merced Falls, Merced County . . .. Studebaker 

HAMMOND, JONES & WILLIAMS. 301 E. Weber Ave., Stockton 

Studebaker 

STERLING IRON WORKS CO., 324 S. California St.. Stockton. Studebaker 

SPITSEN. H. A., R. F. D., No. 3, box 110, Turlock Ford 

LIFE, C. W., 401 Main St., Woodland Pope 

MARTIN, JNO. T., Glovls, Fresno County Ford 

McGEE, F. D., box 646 Maricopa Ford 

FAIR, M. H., Taft, Kern County Ford 

ORCIER, ROMOLUS, Famosa, Kern County Ford 

HOSKING, JAS., R. F. D. No. 2, Bakersfield Ford 

PIERCE, E. A.. 3218 24th St.. Sacramento Rambler 

VAN MAREN, P.. Antelope, Sacramento County ., Buick 

CI'MMINGS, T. G., Gait, Sacramento County Regal 

KETCHAN, W. H„ 1615 12th St.. Sacramento Oakland 

RUSSI. JOHN A., Folsom, Sacramento County Haynes 

SCHMIDT, A. H. R., 620 California St.. S. F Cadillac 

STOKER, GEO. E.. Merchants' Ex. Bldg.. S. F Winton 

IRVING. D. BELL. Stewart Hotel. 353 Geary St., S. F Abbott-Detroll 

DE FOREST. A. T., Rialto Bldg., s. F IstevenB-Duryea 

GREEN. WALTER A., 3876 Clay St., S. F Detrolt-Elec. 

s. F. FIRE DEPT Pope-Hartford 

ROSENER, L. S., Merchants' Ex. Bldg., S. F Pope- Hartford 

STETTER. GEO. E.. 1722 McGee St.. Oakland Buick 

CUTTING. FRANCIS, 274 19th St., Oakland Rauch & Lan K 

ZUCKERMAN, H. G., 900 Mendocino Ave.. Berkeley Ford 

BULL, CLINE, 1716 Leroy Ave.. Berkeley Ohio Elec. 

KENT. WM., Kentfleld, Marin County Pope-Hartford 

HOHENSHELL, B. M., 627 No. Sierra Nevada, Stockton Ford 

WISNOM, JOHN, 115 Baldwin Ave.. San Mateo Kissel 

KNIGHT, CHAS. E., Redwood City. San Mateo County Ford 

HARDER, MRS. p.u'L. Tracy, San Joaquin County Studebaker 

CREEDS, A. P., Corralitos, Santa Cruz County Overland 

COONS-WILKINSON CO., 509 Human Ave.. Merced Ford 

GROVE, w. A.. P. O. Box 125, Inglewood Reo 

WALKER, GEO. B., Morgan Hill, Santa ''la. a County Ford 

NEUMAN BROS.. Woodsldc ,. Pope-Hartford 

PRIEST, n A., 2514 Camlgui Ave., Sacramento Studel 

PETERSON, MRS. A. 0„ 3445 20th St., S. !•' Overland 

ALDERSON, DR, II. E., 937 Ashbury St., S. F Overland 

W.u. i.manx. MRS. J. ■;.. 3218 Mark nd Maxwell 

SAN JOAQUIN LIGHT .v POWER CO., Fresno C lai 

BURTON, ELSIE B., Morgan mil Ford 



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January 11, 1913. 



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SEMELE. 

Great Jove, great god of gods, awful and absolute, 
If Jove indeed thou be, cast off this disrepute 
Of human likeness, this poor mask of mortal youth. 
Put on thy godliness. Proclaim thee Jove in truth! 
Robed in tempestuous pomp, the lightning for thy crown, 
Rend the obscuring skies! As king of kings come down, 
Thy sovereignty about thee like a living flame, 
And woo me as gods woo, to my resplendent shame! 

Grant me this only grace. Behold, I give thee all, 
As blossoms give their bloom at summer's secret call, 
As birds outpour their songs at morning's signaled light, 
As stars first wax aglow at whisper of the night. 
Beneath thy feet my throne is. Heaven is where thou art. 
Thy pulse's feeblest count is a blood-beat of my heart. 
I breathe but by thy breath. I am but what thou wilt, 
My being lost in thee as wine in wine is spilt. 
Then match me love for love, or grant me only this — 
To know my soul exchanged for an immortal's kiss! 



Oh, see, oh, hark! A crash! An all-devouring blaze! 
Almighty Jove, 't is thou ! And death around thee plays ! 

Lover divinely awful, oh, aloof! aloof! 
Of a weak earthly loom is spun my heart's frail woof. 
In mercy veil thyself. Naught but an eagle's eye 
May look upon the sun's unshadowed majesty. 
Give me not all I ask! Thy full magnificence 
Reserve for heaven alone. Beware earth's impotence. 
Smitten with too much splendor, as with too much pain, 
My spirit slips its leash. Oh, vain prayer prayed in vain ! 
Thy thunders drown my cries in their stupendous roll. 
The flaming of thy passion sears my shrinking soul. 
Thy fires have wrapped me round as in a burning shroud. 
I die — I die of thee! O lover, lightning-browed, 
Withdraw thy glory! Lo! I sink upon the sod ! 
Love but as mortals love! Love not as loves a god! 

— Grace Denio Litchfield in Century. 



SLEEP. 

God, for Thine incomparable sleep, — 

Greatest of all Thy wondrous gifts to man, — 
How can we thank Thee! 'Tis as though a ban 
Of utter hate broke suddenly, and deep 

Forgiveness lapped us round; 'tis like a sweep 

Of cool, wet wind through some plague-smitten khan 

Where burning fever dogs each caravan. 

It draws our souls from Hell, for Heaven to keep. 

For without this, what other gifts avail ? 

Wisdom is helpless; vain are Power and Gold — 
Even the beauties of Thy world grow pale 

And comfort little. Suddenly pain's hold 

Is loosed; through unplumbed depths of sleep we rise 
To see Thy glory in the earth and skies. 

— Katharine French in Harper's. 



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San Francisco News Letter 
AUTOMOBILE 



January 11, 1913. 



Capital $1,500,000 



Assets, $8,650,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



A strong, well-managed institutiun; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Geo. E. Billings Roy C. Ward Geo. B. Dinsraore J. C. Meussdorffer James W. Dean 

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Phone Douglas 2283 
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The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 

OF HARTFORD. ESTABLISHED 1850. 
Sixty-Second Annual Statement 

Capital $1, 000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3.117,286 

Total Assets 7,517,091 

Pacific Department: 

Alaska Commercial Building - San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1853. Cash Capital, $3,000,000 

Insurance on personal eltects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by fire. 
H. L. ROFF, General Agent. J. J. SHEAHAN. Ass't General Agent. 

324 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Cal. 



City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

PHYSICIANS. 
Dr. W. P. Agnew has moved his office to this city, and Is now to be 
found in Room 424, Flood Buildinp. 

NOTARY PUBLIC 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately. 
107 Montgomery street, near Sutter. San Francisco. 'Phone Do uglas 601. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Eames tricycle chair. 1714 
Market street, near Octavia. Telephone Park 2940. 

DENTISTS. 

W. A. Bryant, M. D., D. D. S., Surgery of the Head and Neck. Consul- 
tation hours: 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.: 6 to 8 p. m 2941 'Wasnlngton street 
Telephone "West 1039. 

Dr. G. F. Nevlus, Dentist. Formerly 814 Eddy St., now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Ellis and Market. 

ATTORN E r S-AT-LAW. 
Samuel M. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R. T. Leaner and H. J. Rlegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless without knife 
Bunions and in-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment 
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Fire Chief Ball, in his annual report, says that the Oakland 
fire department responded to 576 alarms of fire up to Decem- 
ber 21st. This is an increase of 77 alarms over the year 1911. 
The loss to buildings by fire during this time was $65,810.80, 
and the loss to contents was $50,895, a total of $116,705.80. 
Ball says in his report that the department at the present time 
is in good condition. He adds : "The department now consists 
of 16 engine companies, including the high-pressure pumping 
station; 5 truck companies, 3 combination hose and chemical 
companies, 1 chemical company and 262 officers and men, this 
being an increase of 1 engine company and 1 hose and chemical 
company and men to man the high-pressure wagons over the 
year 1911. There are in course of construction 3 new fire- 
nouses. The department also includes 76 horses, 1,077 fire 
hydrants, 228 fire-boxes, and 38,700 feet of hose." Ball closes 
his report with the recommendation that all the present horse- 
drawn engines be converted into automobile vehicles. 

* * * 

A tabulation of the experience of companies writing marine 
and inland insurance in the United States for 1911 shows pre- 
miums of $28,987,277, with a loss ratio of 52.8 per cent. The 
Insurance Company of North America led with premiums of 
$2,911,893, and a loss ratio of 57.3 per cent, followed by the At- 
lantic Mutual of New York with $2,881,514, and a loss ratio of 
64.7 per cent, it being understood that the expense ratio of the 
mutuals is much less than that of the stock companies. The 
Fireman's Fund of San Francisco was third in premium in- 
come, with $1,675,841 and a loss ratio of 57.6 per cent. The 
Aetna had the lowest loss ratio of the companies, writing over 
$1,000,000 in premiums, with 44.3 per cent on net premiums of 

$1,134,157. 

* * * 

General Manager V. Carus Driffield of the Pacific Coast Ad- 
justment Bureau, has submitted his report on the bureau's 
operations from date of organization, January 18, 1912, to Octo- 
ber 31, 1912. Mr. Driffield compares in his report the business 
done by the Pacific Coast Adjustment Bureau during its first 
year with the first four years' operations of the Western Ad- 
justment and Inspection Company. Following is the statistical 
exhibit of the bureau: Number of losses adjusted, 1,006; num- 
ber of policies represented, 2,537; insurance represented, $8,- 
960,304; loss to insurance represented, $1,709,373; costs of ad- 
justment to amount of loss, 2.07 per cent; cost of adjustment per 

$1,000 insurance represented, $3.95. 

* » • 

Objections were the chief order of the day at the last meet- 
ing of the commission on revision of the insurance laws at the 
office of W. J. Clemens, in Portland. It is said that a minimum 
rate clause has been agreed upon, whereby all companies deal- 
ing in insurance in Oregon will be required to file rates with the 
insurance commissioner. Provision will be made against dis- 
crimination and "trust" agreements forbidden. It is also planned 
to bring within the law mutual societies, such as those of the 
grocers and hardware men, who now escape the payment of 
license. Commissioner Ferguson is reported to be ready to 

submit to the legislature a draft of proposed legislation. 

* * * 

Washington fraternal ists are said to be planning a general 
assault on the uniform fraternal law passed in 1911, when the 
State Legislature meets this month. Numerous conferences 
have been held by fraternal members at different points in the 
State for the purpose of planning a campaign against the pro- 
visions of the law. The section requiring fraternals to estab- 
lish their solvency by charging adequate rates has drawn the 
greatest opposition, and is expected to be the main point of at- 
tack in the Washington law. 

* • • 

A nation-wide campaign for advertising life insurance has 
been mapped out by the National Association of Life Under- 
writers, and will be put in operation as soon as the preliminary 
arrangements can be completed. 



January 11, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



31 



Frank W. Anthony, insurance broker of Brooklyn, N. Y., has 
been arrested on the specific charge of having swindled the 
Metropolitan Mutual Fire of Philadelphia of $12,000. Anthony 
is a notorious character in the East, and well known in Pacific 
Coast insurance circles. Anthony worked his schemes under 
many aliases and titles, calling himself "broker," "general 
agent," "manager," and any other title that would get returns 
in the way of premiums. One of his most productive schemes 
was to take undesirable risks from country agents and allow 
them 25 per cent commission. 

* * * 

The annual convention of superintendents, assistants and 
agents of the industrial department of the West Coast Life 
will be held at the company's office at San Francisco on Janu- 
ary 17th and 18th. The program of the meeting will include 
many interesting features, both business and social. Among 
the latter will be an automobile tour of San Francisco, lunch- 
eons, a theatre party and a banquet, at all of which the' com- 
pany will act as host to the delegates in recognition of the lat- 
ters' successful work during the past year. 

The Superior Court at Seattle has issued an injunction re- 
straining the grand lodge of the Fraternal Brotherhood from 
effecting a contemplated increase in rates, which was scheduled 
for January 1st. The order was issued on the application of 
two members of the fraternals, who declared that the new rates 
are excessive and unnecessary. The rates enjoined by the 
Seattle court are similar to those planned by the Modern 
Woodmen, and are said to be necessary to enable the fraternal 
to maintain solvency. 

The Field Club is making preparations to hold its annual 
meeting on Monday, January 13th. In the afternoon the busi- 
ness meeting will be held, the principal matter being the elec- 
tion of directors and officers for the ensuing year. Following 
the business meeting a smoker will be held at the rooms of the 
San Francisco Commercial Club. The organization is com- 
prised of field men, both "Board" and "Non-Board," who travel 
in California between Tehachapi and the Oregon line, and in 

Nevada. 

* * * 

The 1913 class to take the examinations of the Insurance In- 
stitute of America is being formed, and the examinations will 
be held in April, 1913, under the auspices of the Fire Insurance 
Society of San Francisco. A number of members of the society 
have already signed, and others are expected to sign shortly. 
This year's examinations will be held for the intermediate and 
junior classes as well as senior. Last year all San Francisco 
men taking the examinations passed with high honors and a 

duplication of that feat is expected this year. 

* • * 

An interesting automobile loss claim was paid to H. M. 
Rogers of San Francisco by the Royal last week. The company 
paid under the full collision clause for the damage done to 
his automobile when the compressed air tank under a passing 
car burst, embedding a large piece of iron pipe' in the tonneau 
of Rogers' machine. Rogers made the claim and it was promptly 
settled by the Royal. . 

A. C. Olds has succeeded Thomas J. Conroy in the manage- 
ment of the Pacific Department of the Caledonian American, 
Scotch Underwriters and Aachen & Munich insurance com- 
panies. For several years past Mr. Olds has been associated in 
the joint management. 

The Seattle fire marshal declares the needs of a city salvage 
corps to work with the fire department, stating that it would 
result in the saving of hundreds of thousands of dollars an- 
nually, now lost through damage by smoke and water. 

J. C. Vickers, a large shareholder in the Pacific Surety Com- 
pany, dropped dead in Los Angeles recently from heart dis- 
ease. C. H. Crawford, president of the company, was his son- 
in-law. 

The Columbia National Life has transferred W. C. Whitney 
from this city to a responsible position in the home office of the 
company. 

The Liverpool & London & Globe will begin writing automo- 
bile insurance in Los Angeles at an early date. Wheeler Bros. 
& Pierce are representing that company at Los Angeles. 

The San Francisco branch office of the Title Guaranty and 
Surety has written the fidelity schedule of the Pacific Gas & 
Electric Company, aggregating more than $200,000. 




SUMMONS. 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OP CALIFORNIA IN AND 
FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

EDYTHE THOMPSON, Plaintiff, vs. HARRY JAY THOMPSON. De- 
fendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California In and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the Complaint filed In 
the office of the County Clerk of said City and County. - 

The people of the State of California send greeting to: HARRY JAY 
THOMPSON. Defendant. 

You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you 
by the above named Plaintiff In the Superior Court of the State of Cali- 
fornia. In and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to answer 
the Complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day of ser- 
vice) after the service on you of this summons, If served within this City 
and County; or If served elsewhere within thirty days. 

The said action is brought to obtain a Judgment and decree of this Court 
dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant, on the ground of defendant's willful desertion; also for general 
relief, as will more fully appear In the Complaint on file, to which special 
reference is hereby made. 

And you are hereby notified that, unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take Judgment for any moneys or 
damages demanded In the complaint as arising upon contract, or will 
apply to the Court for any other relief demanded In the Complaint. 

Given under my hand and the Seal of the Superior Court of the State 
of California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, this 13th 
day of September. A. D. 1912. H. I. MULCREVY. Clerk. 

(Seal.) By W. R. CAS TAGNETTG. Deputy Clerk. 

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January 11, 1913. 




BANKING 



Landlord — It looks rather like rain this morning, sir. 

Boarder — Yes, but it smells like coffee, I'm sure. — Short 
Stories. 

His Sister — His nose seems broken. His Fiancee — And 

he's lost his front teeth. His Mother — But he didn't drop the 
ball!— Life. 

Ted — "Do you believe that woman should hold the 

reins?" Ned — "It is all right when you have the girl out in a 
sleigh." — judgi. 

New Minister — "How did you like my sermon this 

morning?" Enthusiastic Parishioner — "It was simply grandilo- 
quent." — Baltimore American. 

Greene — This European concert is not a musical organ- 
ization, is it? Gates — Well, it is busy preparing notes for the 
turkey trot. — New York Press. 

Mrs. Henpeck (to her pet dog) — Go and lie down there! 

Her Husband (coming hastily) — What did you wish, my sweet 
little wife? — Fliegende Blaetter. 

Teacher — Do you know, Tommy, when shingles first 

came into use ? Tommy — I think when I was between five and 
six years old, ma'am. — New York Evening Post. 

Mrs. Hibrow — Don't you find the Stone Age interest- 
ing? Mrs. Lobrow — Yes, indeed! Willie's just that age now; 
but it's awfully hard on the windows! — Brooklyn Life. 

Stranger — What's the fight about? Native — The feller 

on top is Hank Hill wot married the widder Strong, an' th' 
other's Joel Jenks, wot interdooced him to her. — Life. 

Speedy ('phoning from farmhouse to garage) : — I guess 

you will have to come and get me. I've turned turtle. Voice — 
This is a garage ; you want the aquarium. — Short Stories. 

"God bless mamma and papa, and God bless Harrigan," 

said little George, aged four years, as he knelt beside his 
mother for his evening prayer. "Why, George," said his 
mother, "who is Harrigan?" "That's me," he replied. — Short 
Stories. 

General Nelson A. Miles was discussing, with the aid 

of a map, the Turkish war. "That last engagement, general," 
a reporter asked — "would you say that last engagement was 
a triumph for the Turkish arms?" "Rather a triumph for the 
Turkish legs," Gen. Miles replied. — John Bull. 

Small Billy (at seashore) — Can't I have a ride on a 

donkey? Mother — No, darling. Father says not. Small 
Billy — Why can't I have a ride on a donkey, Mother ? Mother 
(to father) — Oh, for goodness' sake, David, give him a ride 
on your back to keep him quiet. — Short Stories. 

"How much cider did you make this year?" inquired 

Farmer A of Farmer B, who had offered him a sample for trial. 
"Fifteen bar'ls," was the answer. Farmer A took another sip. 
"I reckon, Si," he drawled, "ef you'd had another apple you 
might ha' made another bar'l." — Short Stories. 

A story of the daughter of William Jennings Bryan. 

When a young girl, she started to school one morning, and after 
a desperate run for a street-car finally succeeded in catching 
it. As she took her seat, she gasped, "Well, I'm glad one of 
the family can run for something and get it." — Short Stories. 

It was at a reception and the lady who had been read- 
ing up on health culture, mistook Lawyer Williams for his 
brother, the doctor. "Is it better," she asked confidentially, 
"to lie on the right side or the left?" "Madam," replied the 
lawyer, "if one is on the right side it often isn't necessary to 
lie at all." — Short Stories. 



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It will have been noted that Penrose was one of the few 

Senators who voted steadfastly to acquit Archbald. 

The "bifurcated session" of the legislature appears to 

have the usual number of petticoats on the attaches' payroll. 

A lot of coal dust will have to be shaken out of Arch- 
bald's ermine before anybody will want to wear it in his stead. 

Los Angeles authorities declare that Fire Chief Eley 

has been "going too fast." Also erstwhile City Prosecutor 
Eddie. 

"A pig," writes Mr. Hearst, "can't look up — a man can." 

True enough, but a man can't scratch his ear with a hind foot 
and a pig can. 

What a pity Olaf A. Tveitmoe can't be on hand at Sac- 
ramento to press legislation calculated to make Japan cancel its 
Exposition plans. 

"Fra Elbertus" Hubbard pays a fine of $100 for sending 

improper literature through the mails, and promises not to get 
"roycroftie" again. 

The Bulletin's "two-time" burglar has been pardoned, 

but he is so completely reformed that householders need not 
be in the least alarmed. 

March 4th may be Democracy's long-deferred day in 

Washington, but equal suffrage will be in the saddle and the 
limelight on March 3d. 

The tallest woman in the world is dead. She was so 

long that she'd have had to bend her knees in Professor Taft's 
now eight-foot bathtub. 

Senator Tom Finn, bosom friend of the Governor, is out 

for prison reform. Some of his faithful henchmen can help 
him with personal experiences. 

Contrast of what Canada promised to do for the British 

navy and what Canada has actually done, makes our Northern 
neighbor look a bit like a "four-flusher." 

The shake-up of the San Francisco police department 

proceeds so quietly that it hardly registers on the civic seismo- 
graph. The mysterious "outside influences" have been able to 
date to dodge a roll-call. 



Here's a sure cure for Mr. William Rockefeller's throat 

trouble: dismiss the Pujo committee. 

"No compromise!" hisses Teddy to the faithful. That's 

like what he said on the eve of the Republican convention: "If 
there's any compromise candidate it will be me." 

At 35, an Ohio woman has the record of having mothered 

27 children. Two sets of quadruplets, three sets of triplets, 
and twins five times — that's multiplication for you. 

The "perfumed burglar" who calmly walked out of San 

Quentin in Director Duffy's hat and overcoat, was unhurried 
enough to pick out the habiliments of a good dresser. 

William Rockefeller can't take the stand because he is 

unable to talk or even write answers to questions. Query : How 
does Mr. Rockefeller manage to get money out of the bank ? 

They call Repsold, the escaped boy convict, a degener- 
ate, but he is one of the very few who have had brains and dar- 
ing enough to get clean away from the San Quentin State prison. 

Southern California is to furnish the bail money for 

Tveitmoe. If they love him so much down there, why don't 
they take him altogether— when the government is done with 
him? 

Unscrambling the S. P.-U. P. basket of eggs is a job 

that will keep the railroad and government lawyers busy until 
the gladsome summer comes again — and then a little while 
longer. 

Perhaps if there were some other way to take care of 

Patriot Finn's gang the chemically pure Governor of California 
might be willing to let San Francisco administer its own harbor 
affairs. 

One of Senator Tomfinn's minor activities is for legisla- 
tion restricting the sale of firearms. That will not embarrass 
the Finn school of politics, which prefers the "blackjack" as 
an instrument of persuasion. 

That was a lucky "coon" who got hold of the Archbald 

letters. First he sold copies to Hearst for a round figure, and 
now he sells the original photographs back to Standard Oil. 
What does genius like that want with a Pullman car job? 

Even the imperious and autocratic and altogether per- 
fect Hiram can make a mistake, it seems. His Board of Con- 
trol finds and reports that his State Mineralogist is not worth 
his salt, and that the business of the bureau is badly run, to 
put it mildly. 

There was a sharp and deserved judicial rebuke for the 

Criminals' Friend" when its efforts to get a cold-blooded thief 
off scot-free ended in a seven years' sentence. He had merely 
embezzled $84,000 from a trusting employer, stealing systemati- 
cally for two years. 




E/DITOR.IAL COMMENT 



Count Your Money 
City Treasurer. 



It takes San Francisco a long time 
to find out how useful the Hetch- 
Hetchy myth is to Spring Valley 
and how hurtful to the growth of the 
city. As long as the ill-starred Phelan project is permitted to 
keep us from consideration of other sources more available, 
cheaper, more certain and much less wasteful of precious time 
there will be no purchase of Spring Valley, not by bargain nor 
condemnation, nor by any other process. 

And all the while we suffer from lack of water, and Spring 
Valley's price goes on mounting upward by leaps and bounds 
of millions. 

It is the cold fact that we have not and shall not soon have 
the money to develop Hetch-Hetchy and buy Spring Valley. 
Now and again somebody in or out of official life demands that 
the city begin condemnation proceedings against the water 
company. Do you notice any responsive depreciation in the 
market prices of Spring Valley securities? Why, Spring Val- 
ley and the holders of its stocks and bonds and the brokers sim- 
ply laugh at talk like this. They know it won't be done because 
it can't be, not with the Hetch-Hetchy proposition thrown 
across the city's road of progress. 

But if the Hetch-Hetchy permit were to be refused — as it 
may be — or burdened with such restrictions and conditions that 
we would be compelled to abandon it, and if then any other of 
the feasible, cheap and sensible Sierra propositions got before 
the people 

That would be another thing. Then the Spring Valley people 
would soon be seeking a compromise. Then the threat of con- 
demnation, coming from any authoritative source or backed by 
any force and weight of public sentiment, would send Spring 
Valley securities down in the market. Then the owners of its 
stocks and bonds would be calling on the management to make 
a deal with the city and get them out of their situation on the 
best obtainable terms. 

Count the years since Mr. Phelan acquired the options and 
rights later transferred to the city in the Tuolumne country. 
They are many, but not so many by far as will elapse before 
we get Sierra water to flowing in the city's mains if we must 
wait for Hetch-Hetchy. 

Count the money that has been spent on the Hetch-Hetchy 
myth. It is almost two millions of dollars — and not a penny 
of it has been applied to construction work that would be valu- 
able in case we did ever embark upon that wild enterprise. For 
all the great expenditure we could not make a respectable show- 
ing at Washington in our plea for a definite and wider permit 
until we spent more money making maps and buying reports 
of experts. For all that money poured out we have not yet 
even got a permit or the promise of one, let alone a substantial 
and indefeasible title such as would warrant the expending of 
the bond money on the building of works in the Hetch-Hetchy. 

It has been a costly myth. Serving well the ends and pur- 
poses of Spring Valley, it has kept us from getting any relief 
from the water needs that check and limit the city's growth. 
That is what it will keep on doing just as long as it stands in the 
way of other and legitimate and practicable Sierra propo- 
sitions. 




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We Wonder Why. 



Is it the real spirit of Sacramento 
that inspires persistent, mendacious 
and malevolent knockery of San 
Francisco? We doubt it — doubt if the feeling of the represen- 
tative citizens and organizations of the capital towards the 



metropolis is anything but what it should be, cordial, friendly 
and cooperative. 

But a daily newspaper of Sacramento, which makes loud 
pretensions to influence and importance, is steadily hammering 
away at this city, and doing it in a captious vein, belittling our 
efforts and achievements, painting our town as a sink of 
iniquity. 

That newspaper is the Sacramento Union. In its issue of last 
Sunday it gave half a page to so-called "correspondence" from 
this city that contained little but unfriendly criticism and com- 
ment, and downright attack upon us. Reading it, one might 
fairly infer that the writer had busied himself hunting up ugly 
things to say about the city, manufacturing at space rates a 
mess of unpleasantness sufficiently acid and with enough 
"kick" in it to make spicy Sunday reading for Sacramentans. 
If, indeed, there is a "correspondent" of the Union resident 
here he is a guest we could afford to get along without. We 
cannot believe that any San Francisco newspaper man — and 
the writer for the Union appears to be of that craft — would do 
such work. 

Our French restaurants, the Union's readers are told, are 
"houses of prostitution" in steel frame buildings, and the banks 
are interested financially in them. The Park is fringed with 
low dives and immoral resorts. The waterfront is infested with 
taxicab pirates. The theatrical business is dead. The munici- 
pal opera house enterprise is a disgusting exhibition of social 
"climbing" on the one hand, and on the other it is not going to 
be able to get either artists or patrons. The Exposition is 
short of funds. Oakland will not contribute its subscription, 
and it serves us right because we wickedly tried to annex the 
city across the bay. 

One-half page of this stuff in one issue of the Sacramento 
newspaper. And as if this were not enough, the Union declares 
that San Francisco has been forced to yield political supremacy 
in the State to Los Angeles, a condition in which the Union 
rejoices. 

if the Union knows, it ignores the fact that commercially and 
financially Sacramento is deeply in San Francisco's debt. The 
Northern Electric, a line that has done huge things in the de- 
velopment of the Sacramento Valley and of the capital, was 
financed by San Franciscans. Some of the greatest irrigation 
and reclamation undertakings in that region would have been 
impossible but for the faith and money of the metropolis. So, 
too, would have been a number of the larger land and immi- 
gration projects that contribute heavily to the prosperity of 
Sacramento. 

From the officials of Sacramento; from its commercial 
bodies ; from scores of hundreds of its private business concerns 
and thousands of its best citizens; from all its newpapers ex- 
cept the Union — from all these San Francisco has had naught 
but cordiality and assurance of desire to cooperate in the de- 
velopment of the interior which is essential to the development 
of both the capital and the metropolis. 

Only the Union in Sacramento labors spitefully and vindic- 
tively to the detriment of this city. We wonder why. 

38T 
The same small and selfish inter- 
ests and influences that defeated the 
Greater San Francisco amendment 
last year are now seen giving ready 
ear and aid to the Sacramento plan to remove to the capital all 
the State offices now in San Francisco. It is not surprising. 



Small and Selfish 
Interests. 



January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



These interests and influences may always be counted upon to 
do anything that is suggested to the injury of the metropolis. 

San Francisco has planned to ask the State to put up as part 
of the civic center a building for the housing of all the State 
commissions and offices now located here. Sacramento resents 
this, and comes back with a plan of its own to present the State 
with land adjoining the Capitol and have it house thereon all 
the State officers, boards and commissions which now pay rent 
in San Francisco. Note that the outcry against an alleged San 
Francisco plot to divide the capital was never heard until the 
civic center plan found expression. Note, too, that the metro- 
politan idea does not contemplate any change whatsoever ex- 
cept a large saving to the State, which now pays rent to the 
amount of $45,000 a year for its offices here. 

The fact is beyond dispute that such State offices as are 
located here belong here — are here because thus they best serve 
the needs and convenience of the people generally. Sacramento 
has nothing upon which to base its demand — the demand so 
quickly seconded by the "little Oaklanders" — except local 
pride and local greed. 

It is not hard to figure out what hardship would be wrought 
upon the business and the people of the State at large if the 
Supreme Court, the Railroad Commission and the rest of the 
State officers and boards situated here were removed perma- 
nently to Sacramento. It might be good for Sacramento and 
its nearest neighbors, but it would result in heavy expense and 
great loss of time to most of those who do business with these 
offices. Certainly it would impair greatly the efficiency of the 
officers involved. 

Now watch the "little Oaklanders" fight San Francisco all 
up and down the State. Watch its representatives at Sacra- 
mento, inside and out of the legislature, take the program and 
work against us and against the general good of the State. 



A Commendable 

Restriction. 



The action of the Chamber of Com- 
merce in taking up the matter of the 
extortion and robbery by the taxicab 
driver of the stranger who was 
charged $4 for riding from the Ferry to Third and Townsend 
streets, indicates that those who have the best interests of San 
Francisco at heart will not silently allow such an outrage to 
go unnoticed. In fact, the entire incident is a reflection on 
San Francisco. 

A gentleman of means arrives at the ferry, a stranger. He 
is driven to Third and Townsend streets, where he intends to 
take a train to Los Angeles to keep an important business en- 
gagement. Upon his refusal to pay $4 for the short trip, and 
his complaining to a nearby policeman of the overcharge, he is 
promptly thrown in jail and kept there, bail being refused, and 
the taxicab driver is released on $20 bail, and immediately re- 
turns, smiling, to the ferry to obtain another victim. Just why 
the gentleman was kept in prison and refused bail, while the 
grafter was allowed to go free, has not been explained, but the 
lesson to the reader is, that you can take your choice between 
paying $4 for a 50 cent fare, or being thrown into a cell and 
refused bail, if you dare mention the matter to a policeman. 
The taxicab drivers, as a general proposition, have such a bad 
reputation that many people refuse to enter a machine under 
any conditions except absolute necessity, and why these drivers 
and other parasites are allowed to block the exits from the 
ferry depot is a mystery; and still more of a mystery is the 
action of the police in being so ready to come to the aid of the 
schemers upon the slightest complaint of the victim. It is an 
outrage and a travesty on justice that such conditions exist as 
they do in San Francisco. 



So the steam roller of "progressive- 
The Real Intent ness" is out of the garage again, 

And Purpose. with Governor Johnson at the steer- 

ing wheel. His message was mild 
enough, considered superficially, but between the lines could 
be read intent and purpose to "jam" the public utility corpora- 
tions again. The news from the Capitol confirms this reading. 
There is a deficit of nearly $2,000,000 in State revenues under 
the gross earnings tax. To make it up there must be an ad 
valorem tax upon property generally, some sort of an income 
tax or an increase of the percentage taken as toll from the cor- 
porations. Governor Johnson's message, while expressly avoid- 
ing any recommendation, makes it clear that what he wants is 
a heavier tax upon the corporations, and especially upon the 
larger corporations. A complaisant Attorney-General tells him 
that this can be done without the use of the referendum and 
without waiting for the second session of this legislature. The 
Governor shows how deeply mired he is in personal politics 
when he unhesitatingly and without waiting for open, public 
inquiry and debate, decides to saddle all the burden upon the 
larger corporations. 

That is just about what will happen. The corporations in 
question — the "larger corporations" mentioned in the message 
— are the railroad companies, an,d chief among them is the 
Southern Pacific. They will be cited to appear at Sacramento, 
will make such argument as they can, and then the steam roller 
will be run up and down both chambers, and the Southern 
Pacific will have the privilege of making up most of the deficit. 

This, then, is "progressiveness." Kick a corporation out of 
politics and then cinch it out of business. The State needs the 
money and the administration needs the approval of the un- 
thinking and of the corporation-hating element. It is at once 
good business and good politics, according to the lights and the 
gospel of St. Theodore and High-Priest Hiram. 

38- 

When is a joke not a joke is what Rear-Admiral Doyle, 

of the United States Navy, asks. The answer is, when a Billy- 
goat so far forgets the dignity of the Admiral and the injury to 
his trowsers as to charge him in the rear. The order issued by 
the Admiral banishing all Billy-goats on the vessels under his 
command may stop further butting, but the Admiral will be the 
butt just the same of the joke, for the goat always wins when 
an Admiral consents to do battle with him, and Billy, the goat, 
must have gotten the Admiral's goat to have been dignified by 
a challenge from so august a personage. A court martial will 
now be held, with the monkey as judge advocate, the ship's 
parrot as presiding officer, and the cook's cat as bailiff. 

»■ 

A French scientist says that men get bald because they 

eat too much. The terrors of baldness added to the terrors of 
indigestion ! 

3B- 

Woodrow Wilson himself sounded 
Key Note for the industrial key note of his ad- 

Big Business. ministration at Chicago last week. 

The occasion was a banquet ten- 
dered the President-elect by the Commercial Club of Chicago, 
and it was befitting the man and the occasion to sound the key 
note of what will be the attitude of the new national administra- 
tion toward the mammoth industries that have come in response 
to demand from all the people for industrial development com- 
mensurate with the mightiness of the industrial possibilities of 
the nation. The key note declared the policy of the official 
nation: "I do not care how big a business grows provided it 
grows big in contact with keen competition." It is not only an 
authoritative key note, but it voices the true spirit of progress 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



which, in turn, is the life blood of national well-being and the 
people's welfare. Little politicians and pessimists have made 
"big business" a scare-crow to frighten industrial enterprises 
and retard business expansion long enough. 

Hereafter, well-behaved "big business" will find a stalwart 
defender and protector in the White House, but it must not come 
with hands covered with the blood of murdered competition. It 
is not the capital or volume of output of great business enter- 
prises that threaten honest progress. It is when "big business" 
throttles little business, and eventually absorbs it, and, by 
slaying its competitor's vigor, forces it to combine to kill off 
competition, to the end that "big business" may grow bigger 
and eventually crown itself with the iron diadem of conscience- 
less greed and avarice, having no concern in the comfort or 
welfare of the masses. 

That kind of "big business" heard the death sentence pro- 
nounced against it at Chicago last Saturday, nor is there room 
for hope of appeal or commutation of sentence. The country 
is entering upon a square deal era which is an era of energetic 
competition, and a larger army of workers and longer pay rolls. 
It is the genuine life of trade that courses through the veins of 
industry. Moreover, it all foreshadows what Mr. Wilson means 
by "tariff revision," which is that while "big business" is to 
continue, it is to be deprived, of its big club, wherewith it used 
to slay competition and feed itself on the carcass of its slaugh- 
tered rivals. Compete with competition is the new decree, and 
not wax fat on the blood of slain competitors. 



San Francisco's 
Chinese Colony. 



Fish Legislation 
Demanded. 



A not very well informed contem- 
porary thinks it is occasion for a 
smile that the Chinese of San Fran- 
cisco are so willing to adopt Ameri- 
can fashions in the matter of clothing for both men and women, 
which our contemporary thinks is because of a decree from 
Peking, and includes all the subjects of the Far Eastern repub- 
lic wherever they happen to reside. The decree is merely ex- 
pressive of China's desire to get abreast of modern social and 
political thought and custom. It was the same thought that 
moved official China to put an end to the opium evil and further 
strengthen the political nation by extending the right of suffrage 
to women, but meanwhile the new China is not neglecting Occi- 
dental ways and means to build up an extended system of indus- 
tries and commercial enterprises, the story of which constrains 
our contemporary to smile. 

But there will be more occasion to smile when it is told that 
the Chinese colony of San Francisco is, perhaps, the strongest 
progressive influence back of the new China. Long since the 
colony courted and surrendered itself to the spirit of San 
Francisco, which is not only progressive to the utmost limit, 
but aggressive and constructive as well, as is seen in the com- 
merce and industrial products that come and go from the "Chi- 
nese quarter," and this under the supervision of great experi- 
ence and energy, aided and abetted by Chinese capital and 
banking institutions. ' It is the powerful spirit of progress and 
construction of San Francisco's Chinese colony that the new 
China is indebted to for strength of purpose to achieve national 
greatness in all the ways of substantial national development. 
While the Chinese colony of San Francisco owes much to the 
mother country, the Chinese republic owes much to American 
Chinese for fortifying Sun Yat Sen and Yuan Shi Kai with 
moral courage and money to make the overthrow of the Manchu 
dynasty possible that a great republic might take its place and 
make China an honored member of the family of nations. The 
influence of San Francisco's Chinese colony in the work of 
accomplishing so much for the oldest nation in the world is 
well known throughout the Orient, where millions of Orientals 



give hearty welcome to personal liberty and progress in all the 
channels of human endeavor. The knowledge of these facts 
should give our contemporary another occasion to "smile." 

3B- 
The home consumption and export 
demand for high class fish has 
raised the fishing industry of Cali- 
fornia to sufficient magnitude to call 
for State legislation to protect and encourage it, which the Sac- 
ramento government will undoubtedly be called upon to take 
notice of. Apparently the fish supply in the coast waters and 
rivers of California is inexhaustible, but it is not by any means. 
And when the limit is reached, the industry will wane and be- 
come less enticing to capital, in turn depriving a great number 
of Californians of a very lucrative occupation. To avoid the 
industry ever being overwhelmed by such a catastrophe, there 
should be a legal pronouncement against trammel or trawl fish- 
ing in any of the waters of the State. The industry, especially 
in the rivers, is already finding it a profitless business at given 
times of the year, because of trawlers and trammelers. It is 
not what that method of fishing takes from the water for the 
markets, but because of the millions of fish so caught and de- 
stroyed that endangers the supply. 

Trawlers and trammelers hunt for large schools of fish, and 
plough through them with trawl nets attached to a rapidly 
moving boat, and it is a wise fish that escapes barbarous 
shackles, barbs and hooks with which the net is lined. Neces- 
sarily the catch of such fishing methods includes tons of un- 
merchantable fish, which are destroyed, but the most serious 
and disastrous consequences of trawl fishing are that very soon 
"the schools are broken up and the fish scattered in every direc- 
tion, often never assembling again in multitudes. The import- 
ance of- protecting the fish industry of California is very much 
greater than protecting wild game from the reckless hunter. 
Shooting game is called a recreation and sport, but killing mil- 
lions of fish to secure a few that are merchantable in the food 
markets is little less than a wanton assault upon a great and 
growing industry, as well as on the supply of a most desirable 
food which is growing in favor in nearly every home in Cali- 
fornia. A Mexican fishery company doing business in Southern 
California coast waters has put the ban of the boycott on more 
than two hundred trawl fishermen, from whom the company 
will not buy a fish nor sell them any supplies. The fact that 
fish food is becoming so very popular in California, and fisheries 
multiplying, should be hint enough to the legislature to clothe 
the fish and game warden with ample authority to permanently 
stop trammel and trawl fishing in all waters over which the 
State has jurisdiction. 







TRADE /!W\Th llllll 


MARK 


BOORD 


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LONDON, ENG., GINS 


DRY 




OLD TOM 




TWILIGHT 


Charles Meinecke 


& Co. 


Aocnts Pacific Coatr 314 SACRAMENTO ST., S. F. 



January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 





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"Hear the Crier? Who the devil art thou?" "One that will play the devil, elr. with you." 




Peace has its victories no less renowned than war, and 

one of these is the construction of the big canal, of which Col. 
Goethals will always be regarded as peculiarly the hero. But 
he is a "professional military man," and so is considered unde- 
sirable as a civil governor, according to the political scouts. 
Neither Mr. Taft nor Mr. Wilson, it is now said, is likely to 
appoint him. The objection perhaps has some weight as a mat- 
ter of principle, though whether a member of the engineering 
department of the army is a professional military man in a 
sense that makes his appointment to an administrative position 
in the civil service contrary to our traditions may well be 
questioned. At all events the Colonel has done his job well 
and will retire with his honors thick upon him. 

The Arkansas editor who, by the Governor's appoint- 
ment, succeeds Senator Jeff Davis, will serve in the Senate less 
than two months, when the Legislature will fill the vacancy. 
There is always somebody glad to serve out these unexpired 
terms, even when the service is limited to a few weeks, and for 
no other reason than that he can claim ever after to have been 
a United States Senator. No other public position seems to be 
so much coveted, except the presidency. 

That patent hooks for releasing life-boats have their dan- 
gers was shown in the accident on the transport Logan in this 
city a few days ago. Six men were in a boat at its davits 
thirty feet above the water, while sandbags were thrown 
in to test its strength. The jar released the patent hook, and 
one end of the life-boat fell, throwing six men into the water, 
several being injured, while one narrowly escaped drowning. 

The very smart Frenchmen — or at least two or three of 

them — who appear on the boulevards are wearing checkered 
hats, and hats the crowns of which are of different shade from 
the brims. One shade, presumably, matches the wearer's suit 
and the other his complexion. If there is a third, no doubt 
that matches his necktie. There are signs that men will soon 
have to be artists in order to dress properly. 

Musical festivals are not always successful as financial 

ventures, and a cynic might say that the more musical they are 
the less successful they are likely to be. The trouble with the 
one at Bristol, Eng., the past fall seems to have been that it was 
too musical. At all events, they tried to sing the music of 
Wagner's "Ring" on the concert platform, and now the guaran- 
tors are called on to pay $19 in $50. 

Apropos of the fiftieth anniversary, recently celebrated. 

of the combat between the Monitor and the Merrimac, Mr. Hud- 
son Maxim says in "The Navy" that a forty-foot wooden motor 
boat, armed with a single three-inch gun, would to-day be able 
to attack and destroy the Monitor. This indicates the great 
advance of the past half-century in the making of guns and of 
marine engines. 

Why does not young Mr. Rockefeller invite his illustrious 

Uncle William to his Sunday school class? The Pujo Money 
Trust Investigating Committee would then have no trouble in 
locating him. 

The orgies on New Year's eve in some of the cafes were 

surely orgies and then some, with the limits of indefinite lines 
soaked out with champagne. 



What's the use of being a pickayunish millionaire these 

days, unable to own an art gallery or keep up with the new 
style of motors as fast as they come out. A Frans Hals is 
reported to have R)ld lately for $500,000, and Rembrandt's 
"Portrait of a Dutch Merchant" has just been bought by an 
American multi-millionaire for $250,000. 

Automobiles for children are the latest French novelty. 

These are not the toys with which the American public is famil- 
iar but real motor vehicles with a three-quarter horse-power en- 
gine. They are so designed that they cannot exceed four miles 
an hour in speed, even on a down grade. 

Richard Harding Davis and Gouveneur Morris, inveter- 
ate authors, together recently captured an enterprising burglar 
by Sherlock Holmes methods. What's to become of the profes- 
sion of burglary if every penny-a-liner takes to the Davis- 
Morris methods of acquiring plots for stories. 

The Postoffice Department proved its emancipation from 

Great Britain when it decided that the American name for the 
new business should be "parcel post." "Parcels post" is the 
English term. There is not much to choose between them on 
the score of euphony. 

The House is still trying to ascertain just what is the 

full authority invested in it by the Constitution. By going far 
enough, some of the members will bump into chunks of public 
opinion that will make them think they have sighted sign posts 
of the Constitution. 

An amusement enterprise in New York is to be called 

"Broadway Coney Island." Is not Broadway enough like 
Coney Island at present? It is literally "the greatest show on 
earth," but the town doesn't know it. 

Governor Sulzer is happy over a letter he has received 

from Governor Wilson endorsing his assumption of the leader- 
ship of the Democratic party in New York State. Murphy re- 
mains quiet, refusing to be quoted. 

Give a woman a $200 ring and forget to tie the package 

with any old colored piece of fuzzy stuff to give it the Christmas 
effect, etc., and she'll think you're a back number and have 
lost the last shred of love for her. 

A newspaper tells us that the Puritans did not celebrate 

New Year's because they regarded it as a heathenish holiday. 
And that was before New York began its New Year's eve orgies 
in the lobster palaces. 

A riot over a football decision is reported from France. 

Wait till some of our local Police Court decisions enter France, 
and there will be something more than riots occur there. 

St. Louis makes a parcel post record, good, till beaten, 

by sending eggs to Edwardsville, 111., and getting them back 
in nineteen hours in the form of cake. 

The store of gold in the world increased very largely in 

1912, which probably accounts for the amazing increase in the 
local taxi service. 

One man burnt waste paper as fuel, as the price of good 

coal is so cruel. But he's hiding in fear. Every coal dealer 
here has sent him a challenge to duel. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 




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If we only had more such women as the heroine of this little 
tale, what a glorious old world this would be, after all ! 

With the hundreds of complaints made by poor, worn-out 
shop girls, of the inconsiderate treatment^they receive from 
prominent and selfish women, this little story comes like a 
breath of good fresh air on a sultry summer's day. It was told 
by a sweet little girl who comes from a splendid family, and is 
the essence of refinement, but through stress of circumstances 
is obliged to help the family finances. One afternoon she was 
as worn out by the many "looking" customers, without any 
notion of purcnasing, and in waiting on a fussy woman, acci- 
dently knocked over a tray of Japanese imitation jade bracelets, 

As they struck the floor, two of them broke, and the girl 
flushed crimson with embarrassment as she glanced around to 
find her employer glaring at her. 

JustM this moment a little lady — one who holds a prominent 
position in the social world — who had been standing by watch- 
ing the whole performance, stepped up to the girl and asked: 
"How much are those bracelets?" "Fifty cents apiece," re- 
plied the tired, little girl. "I'll take the two broken ones," 
was the lady's quick reply, as she tossed a silver dollar on the 
show case, picked up the four broken pieces, and left the store. 

After all, we have abundance of fine, charitable women in 
this big, open-hearted city of ours. 
S S S 

A pretty romance comes as a sequel to a recent divorce 
which shocked and surprised society. 

The couple are very prominent, she being regarded as one 
of our great beauties. None of their friends noticed anything 
wrong between the pair, with the exception that the wife vis- 
ited East and in Europe a great deal. 

For a couple of years she has spent most of her time away 
from her home, either in quest of health or other pretexts. 

Finally she returned and announced her intentions of remain- 
ing home indefinitely. She went out in society very little, ex- 
cepting for long rides in her big car, always alone — save for 
her handsome chauffeur. She had engaged him upon her re- 
turn from the East, he having come from New York. 

He was very gallant to his mistress, and returning from long 
drives either on this or the other side of the bay, the two could 
always be seen in earnest conversation, she most unconven- 
tional and in a friendly sort of way. 

No one of her friends dreamed of anything. After a time 
the busy neighbors who know everything in our suburbs missed 
the handsome chauffeur. 

In the meantime the marital affairs of this rich couple were 
moving towards the divorce arena. The husband went down 
around Union Square to a world-famous hotel and the divorce 
soon followed. Only the very briefest announcement was 
made, as all monetary affairs were settled outside the court 
room. 

The beautiful mistress of the mansion again turned her face 
Eastward, and now the story comes out of how, on one of her 
visits East, she met and fell in love with a handsome man of 
wealth and refinement, and splendidly connected in Tuxedo 
Park. He returned her love, and both were utterly miserable 
when apart from each other. 

When she had been obliged to remain at home, her Lothario 
planned the chauffeur stunt, applied for the position, and lived 
incog, for many weeks, that he might be near her. 

Whether her husband became suspicious, or whether the lady 



made a confession to him of her love for the other man, is not 
known, but it is rumored that she will wed her Prince Charm- 
ing very shortly — or chauffeur in disguise. 
5 "5 "5 

Those of us who have seen "The Bluebird," and the devotion 
of "Tylo," the dog, will be impressed again with the love of 
that silent good fellow. 

How strong his devotion, and how unselfish his love! It is 
so much more unfailing than that of a human being, and so 
much more unobtrusive. He does not care whether you are old 
or young, rich or poor. Whether you live in a hovel or in a 
palace, he is equally ready to pour over you the wealth of his 
affections. You may sink so low in the social scale that you 
become an outcast, or join the hunted criminal. It makes no 
difference to your dog. You are his "little god" and his idol 
still. It is quite true that a dog is the only thing in the world 
that loves you better than he does himself. Some one has 
spoken of him as a bundle of sentient nerves, with the heart of 
a woman, the eye of a gazelle, the courage of a gladiator, the 
docility of a slave, the courage of a king and the blind obedi- 
ence of a good soldier. "Man is a creature of God," exclaims 
Arsene Houssaye. "Who taught you friendship? A dog. Who 
taught you hatred? A man." 

Heaven bless the silent good fellow. He is an object lesson 
for fretful humanity. He shows us how to seize all the joy we 
can, that robs no other; how to sleep in peace, play in earnest, 
wag well, and mean it, and be happy always. 

What man, woman or boy hasn't had a dog for companion, 
and hasn't loved it for the limitless love it gave? How many 
homes are brighter and cheerier or the presence of this fond- 
ness of animals. 

Some dogs resemble the prodigal son. They saunter away in 
search of the south wind, possibly, but they return, and like 
the wayward boy, are somehow loved the more, not for their 
shortcomings, but in spite of them. 

o"5 5 

The white slave traffic is certainly not a pleasant subject, 
but at the present time it is the most common topic of conver- 
sation in and out of society. At every tea and dinner it is 
discussed openly by women who, a few years ago, would not 
have ventured to breathe a word about it. So many terrible 
events have occurred recently that mothers are thoroughly 
aroused to the dangers that beset young girls. 

Anent the petition to be circulated, looking to the recall of 
Police Judge Weller, the women voters of this city are terribly 
in earnest, as they realize the many traps set to decoy young 
and innocent girls. 

A little incident happened in one of the larger shopping cen- 
ters recently. A lady and two attractive daughters were mak- 
ing purchases. The mother moved to another department, leav- 
ing her daughters to look after the parcels. 

After an interval, a woman dressed as a nurse spoke to the 
girls, excitedly, and told them their mother had met with an 
accident. The bogus nurse directed them to a motor car, out 
of which she had been told they had alighted. 

Fortunately, they had come on foot and became suspicious 
of the woman, who, upon seeing her mistake, hurriedly left the 
store. 

The police are doing their utmost to put a stop to this nefari- 
ous traffic, but it is a hard proposition to handle. 



January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



The "Legion of Honor" has been awarded to Mme. Augusta 
Klumpke Dejeraine. 

Mme. Dejeraine is one of the great authorities on nervous 
diseases, and with her husband lectures before the students 
in the great hospital of Sal Pierre in Paris. In recognition of 
her wonderful discoveries in nervous diseases, the French 
nation has conferred upon this gifted daughter of San Francisco 
the coveted Legion of Honor. 

Mme. Dejeraine is the third woman in the world to receive 
such an honor, and only through the influence of Empress 
Eugenie has this great French decoration been given to women. 
Rosa Bonnheur and Madame Curie were the other recipients. 
So great was her delight that Mme. Dejeraine cabled her father, 
Mr. J. G. Klumpke, immediately after receiving the medal. 

Miss Anna Klumpke, a sister, who has been in the city sev- 
eral months, will leave for her home in France directly after 
her father's birthday, early in February, when he will have 
passed the four score and ten year mark. 

The Klumpke home, with its innumerable turrets on the top 
of Hyde street hill, is a well known landmark. 
?r S §• 

The Exposition authorities consider themselves fortunate in 
securing the services of Mr. John D. Trask, who will take entire 
charge of the Fine Arts, one of the most difficult departments 
of our coming Fair. The new appointee has been connected 
for years with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the 
oldest art academy in the United States. 

Mr. Trask has served as U. S. Commissioner General at the 
International Fine Arts Exposition held in Buenos Ayres and 
Santiago. Said he, in speaking of our coming Exposition : "The 
very highest and best of European and Oriental art will be ex- 
hibited in our Palace of Fine Arts, which covers an area of 
140,000 square feet. There will also be shown a loan collec- 
tion of selected examples of paintings owned in America, rep- 
resenting the best of all foreign schools in the last several 
centuries. In the United States section will be shown the best 
works of American artists, executed both at home and abroad 
since 1904." 

Mr. Trask has a wide acquaintance with painters, sculptors 
and collectors in this country, which will be to him a great ad- 
vantage in his new position. 

0-0-5 

An inside story is going the rounds that Ethel Barrymore. 
of whom all San Franciscans are so fond, is having troubles of 
her own. Report says Russell Colt has been misbehaving, has 
had a fuss with his family, and has been cut off from partici- 
pation in the wealthy Colt estate. 

On top of this comes the news that Miss Barrymore has had 
differences with Charles Frohman, and that she will no longer 
appear under his management, he arranging with Blanche Bates 
to take the Barrymore roles. 

The trouble with Frohman was caused on account of his giv- 
ing the leading part in "Bella Donna" to Mme. Nazimova, a 
piece originally announced for Miss Barrymore. It is said the 
Shuberts were approached with a proposition to take Miss 
Barrymore under their management, but declined. As she is 
still playing in vaudeville, she is in no immediate danger of 
going hungry, as her weekly stipend is $1,500 per week. 
8" 5 5 
When Uncle Billy Moses died the other day there went a 
man who was full of memories of the early days of California, 
and who loved to tell the story of the time when life was you 
the future rosy, and men resorted to the duel to settle their dis- 
putes. To the last, William Moses dreamed of the days of old, 
the days of gold, and in his stories of the stirring times in early 
California his hearers seemed to get a whiff of the pines, a 



breath of the underbrush, and hear the sighing of the redwoods. 
There are not many of these old pioneers. They are going, and 
it is not so long before those who helped to build the first quartz 
mill, or drove the first stage, or ran on the first boat, will have 
left us. It is surprising, though, how well preserved some of 
the real first comers of California are. Uncle Jimmy De Bois, 
for instance, 87 years old, is as bright mentally as the next one, 
and full of anecdotes and remembrances of the days away back 
before the most of us had arrived. Uncle Jimmy has lived in 
California continuously since 1848, and it is interesting to hear 
him tell when he was a boy of how he had talked with old 
soldiers who had served in the war of the Revolution. These 
old pioneers are the links that bind the dim past with the pres- 
ent. Soon, however, the chain will be but one of a memory, 
and not the reality which at present exists, as it did with Uncle 
Billy Moses, and does with Uncle Jimmy De Bois. 




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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



fflfi Mmiii^^Eflc^ Attain* 



At short intervals for more than a 
Diplomatic Duplicity century, the chancellors of the 
Of Turkey. Powers have had to eat from Tur- 

key's bowl of diplomatic duplicity 
and intrigue, and just now they are being served a double dose, 
and if the Sultan's kettle of rehashed excuses for delay does 
not give out pretty soon, the wily old Turk will concoct some- 
thing else to keep the peace plenipotentiaries on the seat of 
anxiety and uncertainty for another month or so. The absur- 
dity of the situation is seen in the humiliating fact that the 
peace plenipotentiaries, assisted by ambassadors from every 
European Power, seem to be powerless before Turkish diplo- 
matic strategy. What with ultimatums and counter ultimatums, 
Turkey manages to stave off the inevitable judgment day to a 
"more convenient season." How far the new crisis in the Near 
East is due to Turkish duplicity and clever intrigue would be 
hard to say, but it is clear that the Allies are still in the wilder- 
ness of dark uncertainty with their own interstate jealousies 
rapidly growing to fever heat, but it is safe to say that Turkey 
is not wholly blameless. Only Turkey's kind of diplomacy, 
perhaps with Russian aid, could have put it into the head of 
the Roumanian government to fire an ultimatum at the Allies 
demanding certain territory which the Allies have already 
captured from the Turks. And to show the earnestness of Rou- 
mania, the Roumanian army of 250,000 troops is in process of 
mobilization to enforce the ultimatum. That the fine diplo- 
macy of the Turk is seen in this new complication becomes 
assured when it is remembered that Roumania held aloof from 
the Balkan federation of Allies to devastate Turkey, and re- 
fused to identify herself in any way with the Turko-Balkan 
war, but now appears on the scene with a quarter of a million 
soldiers demanding a big lot of the Allies' spoils of victory. It 
would be in harmony with Turkey's well known intriguing meth- 
ods to assume that there is a perfect understanding between 
Roumania and Turkey, for anything that would weaken Bul- 
garia would be equal to a renewed lease of life for Adrianople 
and Mussulman influence in Europe. Bulgaria has already 
probed the scheme of Turkey and proved her own inability to 
fight Turkey on the one side and Roumania on the other by 
issuing a decree that robs both the cradle and the grave to re- 
inforce her armies in the field. One does not have to be very 
conversant with the ties that bind the Allies to understand why 
neither Servia nor Montenegro nor Greece would march to 
Bulgaria's relief, if invaded by Roumania. Each of' the 
three States have a pot boiling on the Turkish fire, and there is 
danger of it boiling over. Anyway, Roumania's ultimatum has 
changed the entire situation for the worse in the Near East, 
and there seems no other way to settle the trouble other than 
the kind of intervention by the Powers in the shape of a com- 
mand to stop fighting and accept terms of peace and a division 
of spoils already won on the basis of an ultimatum signed by 
the Powers parties to the triple alliance and the triple entente. 
From the viewpoint of the capitals of all countries, the Near 
East question is under darker clouds than ever before, and 
only concord of action by the Powers and an ultimatum to Tur- 
key and the Allies would prevent a general European war. 
Meanwhile Turkey still lives with the Angel of Death walking 
backward over the mountains and valleys of Europe, which 
may be interpreted to mean that the angel is not quite ready to 
check up the books of Turkey in Europe. 

China has discovered a new remedy for the effectual 

cure of leprosy and the opium habit. The other day the au- 
thorities of one of the cities took thirty-nine lepers out to the 
army parade ground and had them shot to death, after which 
their bodies were cremated in a long, deep trench. A woman 
that persisted in disobeying a decree against opium smoking 
was stood up before a file of soldiers and riddled with bullets. 
Both cures are said to have completely eradicated the disease 
in the parties afflicted. 

The self-starter automobile is the rage in London. 



The French are the most industrious people in the world, 

and also the most frugal. That is why France is the largest in- 
vestor in gilt-edged foreign securities; but the people will not 
buy such offerings until after the government has recommended 
the purchase. No "fake" investment companies in France. 

An effort is being made to establish the identity of in- 
terests throughout the world of the two great branches of the 
German family, Englishmen and Germans. The ultimate pur- 
pose is to stand as a world-wide advocate of peace and good- 
will without the fear of Dreadnaughts or armies. 

Russia is reported to have more well equipped troops on 

the line of the Siberian railway than were engaged in the Russo- 
Japanese war, but Tokyo is well advised of the fact, and knows, 
too, that Russia has never quit longing for possession of 
Korea. 

The people of China have started a nation-wide crusade 

against the cultivation of the poppy, to stop opium production. 
The business is too profitable, however, for British India to 
think of giving it up as long as China furnishes a good market. 

The Hamburg-American line of steamships, bound for 

the Pacific Coast, will stop at Southampton for the accommoda- 
tion of the people and freight of the United Kingdom destined 
for the Pacific Coast of America. 

The colonies of the British Empire are preparing to in- 
crease the English navy by adding "gift warships" that will ag- 
gregate a cost of fully $200,000,000. 

France is seeking to form stronger ties with the United 

States, possibly with the idea of inducting this country into 
full membership in the triple entente. 

Egypt is counting on being a successful rival of the 

United States in cotton growing. British investment companies 
are backing the project. 

Foreign Minister Grey and Laborite Burns are the only 

members of the English cabinet who have lasted seven years 
in office. 

Irish home rule is being dragged into what might be 

called religious controversy in both Ireland and England. 

The little republic of Portugal is having a hard time in 

sending the royalist disturbers out of this world. 

The labor vote of Holland is preparing to make itself 

felt in national affairs hereafter. 

The laborites of England are making a stand for the 

minimum wage and shorter hours. 

Many new homes are being erected in Paris for wealthy 

Englishmen and Americans. 

The Young Turk party is pretty well discredited at home 

and abroad. 



"Geo. Haas & Sons are the leading Candy Ones." — Four 
stores: Phelan Building; Fillmore and Ellis Sts., Polk and Sut- 
ter Sts.; and 28 Market St., near Ferry. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
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"We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



The Orpheum. 

The biggest thing in the way of a production which the Or- 
pheum has ever shown us, is at the local house, in the form of 
a tabloid light opera, or perhaps I should say musical comedy. 
"The Eternal Waltz" is the title given to this composition by 
Leo Fall, the chap who displayed his ability in "The Dollar 
Princess," and while in this instance he has not done anything 
great, he accomplished what he sought after, and that is, to 
arouse public sentiment in tabloid entertainment of this kind. 
Fall is responsible for the book as well as the music. He ap- 
pears to have taken the entire proposition from a humorous 
standpoint, making fun of everything and everybody concerned 
in manufacturing the modern music comedy. He has even made 
fun of himself by calling the composer in "The Eternal Waltz" 
Feo Lahll. To make the affair seem real he has composed a 
waltz which is worked overtime, and which catches the popular 
fancy of the vaudeville audiences, and he uses this waltz theme 
to work up his climax, the result being that at the finish he gets 
his audience into quite a spasm of enthusiasm, and there are 
recalls without number, and the principals are called before 
the curtain time and again. There is a genuine prima donna, 
too, with a real light opera voice, which she uses to splendid 
advantage. Then there is the leading man tenor, and he can 
sing, too, and besides this, there pops up the inevitable come- 
dian, and even a second comedian and the character comedian, 
in fact the whole thing is worked out with quite a remarkable 
degree of consistency. Martin Beck, I am told, is the man who 
brought the affair out, and he engaged Joseph Hart to stage it 
for him. A really sumptuous production has been provided, 
something extraordinary even for vaudeville. Then there is a 
chorus of men and women who can sing; in fact, the ensembles 
are unusually well done, and go with spirit and dash and zest. 
The whole proposition has been conceived in the right spirit, 
and carried out in splendid fashion, and reflects credit for those 
responsible. It sets a new pace in vaudeville, and all we can 
do is to sit back and wonder what we are going to see next, and 
to what lengths the enterprising producers will go to entertain 
the public and give them novelty. 

Mr. Meyerfeld, the president of the circuit, was this week de- 





Grace Morrisscy with "Broadway Jones" at the Columbia. 



Blanche Dayne, who, in conjunction with Will M. Cressy, 
will present "Town Hall To-Night" next week at the Orpheum. 

scribing to me a number of the big acts which he is bringing 
out here, and we are assuredly going to see some tremendous 
novelties, that is so far as vaudeville is concerned. There are 
six other numbers this week, each of which can well hold their 
own. To begin wfth, there is the Harvey family of five people, 
three women and a man, who do all kinds of stunts on the tight 
wire. It is a very good act of the kind, and serves its purpose 
admirably. Then we have a couple of old friends back again 
in Monroe Hopkins and Lola Axtell, still showing the laughable 
travesty entitled "Traveling," which burlesques the modern 
sleeping car. They manage to get plenty of laughs, and their 
little travesty goes as well as it ever did. Lola Merrill and 
Frank Otto entertain in a mild way, with a medley of songs and 
sayings, ending with a dance which is quite dainty. They do 
not set the town on fire with the mettle of their ability, but they 
manage to "get by" safely. Hugh McCormack and Grace Wal- 
lace do a stunt which is somewhat out of the ordinary. They 
are both ventriloquists, and good ones, too, and they have 
thrown together a skit which is very funny and pleasing and 
diverting. They are a clever team, the woman being probably 
the cleverest ventriloquist I have ever seen. 

Wilson's comedy circus introduces a couple of very clever 
ponies, who do all kinds of tricks, but the hit of the act is a 
mule called "Obey," on whose broad back several men try to 
ride with the most ludicrous results; in fact, they raise a gale 
of laughter with their frantic antics and funny doings. Natu- 
rally, the men who try to ride the mule are hired for the occa- 
sion, but they are almost unconsciously numorous. and in this 
they score their hit. The bill as a whole is really a remarkable 
one, and should not be missed. The line at the box office is a 
regular fixture at the Orpheum. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" at the Alcazar. 

They may say what they like about George M. Cohan in the 
way of criticism, but it must be admitted that he is undeniably 
clever, and when it comes to play construction he has a few 
ideas of his own. He may not be a master hand in building 
situations, but he knows how to stimulate interest. He has 
really done a great deal with the stories of George Randolph 
Chester as far as turning them into a play is concerned. He 
has taken crude material and fashioned it into a very decent 
sort of a play. In the earlier efforts of Cohan, his plays with 
musical interpolations, his methods savored of crudeness which 
at times almost border on the amateurish, but what he lacked 
in one sense he seemed to redeem himself in another way, and 
the innate cleverness of the man always triumphed, and failure 
with Cohan in the way of a play is as scarce as the proverbial 
hens' teeth. In "Wallingford" he trots out a procession of char- 
acters, and has woven the whole into a story which is concise 
and interesting to a degree. A play of this kind pleases the 
American people, as it is a play which one might say is "up to 
the minute." One is kept guessing whether Wallingford and 
his confederate, Daw, are not out and out knaves, or whether 
they have any sense of decency and honor. They start out with 
the avowed intention of "doing" everybody, and end by becom- 
ing representative citizens of a rising and thriving community. 
In this connection the play becomes somewhat of a surprise, 
but if the wishes of the dear public would be consulted, this is 
about the way they would wish the thing to terminate. The 
play aroused considerable comment when done at the Columbia 
Theatre not so very long ago. 

The Alcazar standard bearers in every particular compare 
most favorably with the organization which was specially 
selected to do the play. Lytell, since his return, has been a 
surprise to me. There appears to be a radical improvement in 
his work. There seems to be more breadth and depth there, a 
greater display of light and shade than he evidenced before. I 
distinctly recollect that there formerly clung to him a sameness 
in almost everything which he enacted, both in voice and man- 
ner, and if I may be permitted to say so, I am of the opinion 
that he has become really versatile. No doubt association with 
his clever wife has aided. I really liked Lytell as Wallingford. 
While physically he does not fill the eye, yet there is so much 
to commend in his work that we forget this. I want to extend 
personal congratulations to the Alcazar management for bring- 
ing back Roy Clements, as clever an actor as one can find any- 
where. As "Blackie" Daw he gives a performance which is 
notable in many ways. Mr. Clements knows and realizes dra- 
matic values, and his intelligence aids him to give a characteri- 
zation which amounts to almost a real triumph. With Clements 
back on the Alcazar roster, we should consider ourselves fortu- 
nate, as where, in any stock company, can be found a cleverer 
quintet of men than Clements and Bennison and Wesner and 
Ruggles and Chatterton? Clements' remarkable performances 
of Jap Durkin and Trampas will ever endear him to Alcazar au- 
diences. Personally, I hope to see this clever man with us for 
a long time to come. Miss Vaughan is consistent as Fannie 
Jasper, and her performance leaves nothing to be desired. Next 
week, in "The Dawn of a To-morrow," she will repeat one of 
the very best plays in which she has been seen here. There are 
a large number of roles this week, all, as a rule, uniformly well 
done, and the scenes are as complete as the eye could wish. 
The houses are continuing very large, and delighted audiences 
seem to be the rule. 

* * * 

"The Combat." — It was a two-act play, in two scenes, ar- 
ranged by Paul Gerson, and titled "The Combat," enacted at 
one of our theatres that turned back the clock and gave us the 
stirring melodrama of a decade ago. The arrangement of the 
play was by the aforesaid Paul Gerson, and the scene is laid 
in the stockyards of any large city. The story deals with the 
inner workings of a labor union, where an employee of the 
stockyards was laid off and his wife, who was also an em- 
ployee, met the same fate. Poverty, the curse of the human 
race, stalks into their humble home, where it finds a dying 
baby and a young and desperate father and mother. The boss 
of these unfortunates has sinister designs on the young wife, 
and uses poverty and non-employment as a whip to compel this 
young wife to acquiesce in his infernal designs. Many tense 
situations arise, wherein love and honor, poverty and despair, 



and a wild desire to save her baby from death and her hus- 
band's honor, tears at the heart strings. The portrayal of the 
desperate wife was in the capable hands of Miss Viola Barry, 
daughter of Mayor Stitt Wilson of Berkeley, while the part of 
her husband was enacted by Mr. Jack Conway. The villain, 
who is so essential in a play of this character, was placed in 
the hands of Mr. Chester Stevens, who reflected little credit on 
a labor union and its queer ways. Miss Reva Raymond, a 
forewoman at the stockyards, and Mr. Floyd Menzel, made up 
the balance of the cast, and in their hands they made it in- 
tensely human ; yet it fairly reeked with the melodramatic, and 
could we go back a decade it would be an instantaneous hit at 
Morosco's. The question then arises, are we not ready again 
for some of the lurid and true-to-nature plays that we enjoyed 
in the old Grand Opera House on Mission street. We think so, 
and "The Combat," arranged by our distinguished fellow towns- 
man, Mr. Paul Gerson, is the first of a number of new plays by 
him. The cast of characters follows : 

Joseph Raynos (employed in the stockyards) .. .Jack Conway 
Ida (his wife, employed in the stockyards) . .Miss Viola Barry 
Barrett (a boss employed at the stockyards) . .Chester Stevens 

Betty Williams (a forewoman at the stockyards) 

Miss Reva Raymond 

Eddie Burnham (a dissipated young swell) Floyd Menzel 

The scenes are placed near the stockyards of a large city. 

The first scene is at the home of Raynos. 

The second scene takes place in the room of Barrett. 

It is night. 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Pantages. — Another one of Ned Wayburn's big "girlie" pro- 
ductions is the stellar attraction on the new bill opening at the 
Pantages Sunday afternoon. Wayburn calls his latest effort 
"The Surf Bathers," and he has mounted the piece with mag- 
nificent stage settings. With "The Surf Bathers" are the fam- 
ous English daisies, comprising eight dashing maidens re- 
cruited from the music halls of London. The principals in the 
act are George Ebner, a comedian who introduces a number 
of great impersonations, and Elizabeth Mayne, a stunning ac- 
tress with an elaborate wardrobe. Ted Baily's posing dogs 
take second position on the bill. Baily carries three beautiful 
white setters. "In the Field," "At the Hunt" and "The Con- 
quest" are three of the pretty posing numbers shown by the 
canines. "The Devil Dandy" is the typing of Juno Salmo, who 
has been one of the sensations of the Winter Garden, Berlin. 
Salmo is an extraordinary contortionist, who uses weird and 
creepy electrical effects while tying himself into inextricable 
knots. Sherburne and Montgomery have a clever little playlet 
bordering on newspaper life, entitled "The Morning After." 
Killian and Moore have a decided novelty specialty in songs 
and sayings of "Now-a-Days." Libonati, the xylophone ex- 
pert, has proven one of the musical finds of the season. Two 
prime local favorites are Wells and Henry, in an entertain- 
ing diversity termed "Those Two Happy Pals." 

The Pantages management announces the exclusive privilege 
of showing for the first time on the Pacific Coast the great alle- 
gorical pictured masterpiece, "The Pilgrim's Progress." It 
will be presented for one week, commencing Sunday, January 
26th. 

* * * 

Columbia Theater. — "Broadway" Jones, George M. Cohan's 
latest and smartest play, is to be the attraction at the Columbia 
Theater for a limited engagement of one week, beginning Sun- 
day night, January 19th, and closing Sunday night, January 
26th. Matinees will be given Wednesday and Saturday. 
Messrs. Cohan and Harris, the producers, have sent "Broad- 
way" Jones to the Pacific Coast almost direct from the Atlantic 
side, and in the routing of the play to San Frcmcisco, but few 
stopovers were made, thest ..t Denver, Salt Lake City and Los 

Angeles. 

» * * 

Columbia. — The Columbia Theater on Monday night, Janu- 
ary 27th, will be the scene of the first appearance here of 
David Warfield in his latest success, "The Return of Peter 
Grimm." He will appear in what is declared to be his most 
impressive portrayal, the cheery, gentle-hearted flower mer- 
chant, Peter Grimm. 



January 18, 1913. 



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Orphcum. — The Orpheum bill for next week may be aptly 
styled a vaudeville revelation for it will contain three of the 
greatest headline acts in vaudeville. Ralph Herz and Will M. 
Cressy will be the two new stellar features. Will M. Cressy 
and Blanche Dayne, than whom vaudeville has no greater 
favorites, will appear in Mr. Cressy's own sketch "Town Hall 
To-night" with its famous town hall manager and the kerosene 
circuit actress who is unhappily separated from her husband. 
Cressy is in the forefront of a certain type of rural comedians. 
Grant and Hoag, a particularly clever and popular team, will 
present an amusing skit called "The Troublesome Trunk." 
"Those French Girls" (Amoras Sisters) who will be included 
in the novelties of next week, are about as versatile as any 
artists in vaudeville. Next week will conclude the engagement 
of Leo. Hall's operetta, "The Eternal Waltz," which is proving 
the greatest sensation San Francisco vaudeville has ever 
known. Sunday matinee, Jan. 26, Mrs. Langtry (Lady de 
Bathe) begins an engagement in "The Test," an adaptation of 
Victorien Sardou's play "A Wife's Peril." 

* * * 

San Francisco Orchestra. — The San Francisco Orchestra will 
this week give the last concerts but three of the series an- 
nounced for its regular season of 1912-1913. On this Friday 
afternoon, the San Francisco Orchestra will hold its Eighth 
Symphony Concert and give a program that is especially 
recommended by the Music Committee of the Musical Associa- 
tion of San Francisco. On this Sunday afternoon, the orchestra 
will give the Ninth Popular Concert and the music committee 
announce the appearance of Frances Rock-Shafter, pianist, as 
soloist; a pupil of Theodore Leschetizky of Vienna, under 
whose personal direction Miss Rock studied for several years. 
Miss Rock made her American debut in Boston. On Wednes- 
day night, January 22nd, at 8 :30 o'clock, the San Francisco 
Orchestra will give a special concert at the new Knights of 
Columbus Hall, Golden Gate Avenue near Jones Street. An 
excellent program including Herbert's "Irish Rhapsodie" will 
be given. On Sunday afternoon, January 26th, a special con- 
cert will be given in the Auditorium of the new German House, 
Polk and Turk Streets. The program will be devoted entirely 
to the works of Richard Wagner. Seats for all concerts of the 
San Francisco Orchestra are on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co., 
Sutter and Kearny streets. 

• • • 

Madame Bernice de Pasquali charmed an audience at a 
concert given by this famous diva in the Colonial Ballroom, St. 
Francis Hotel. The Concert room was filled with a brilliant 
throng of people and Mme. de Pasquali was obliged to return 
again and again, so great was the enthusiasm. The Metropoli- 
tan Prima Donna presented a big program from the classics, 
miscellaneous and American composers. The numbers in- 
cluded The Mad Scene from "Hamlet," a group of composi- 
tions by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Jomelli, and miscel- 
laneous offerings from Cornelius, Massenet, Franz Tschaikow- 
sky and David. American composers represented were Had- 
ley, Clark, Spross, McFayden, Cook and Harriet Ware. The 
closing number was the "Cere una Volta," from "II Guarany." 
by Gomez. Her clear, bird-like voice is beautiful and in her 
rendition of "Charmant Oiseau" with flute obligato by Mr. 
Brooks Parker gives Mme. de Pasquali's flexible voice a won- 
derful opportunity. Mme. de Pasquali is under contract for a 
three year concert tour in America and Europe under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Eugene de 'Avigneau, of San Francisco and it wa 
to him that the music lovers of this city were indebted for a 
chance to hear the exquisitely beautiful voice of Mme. Ber- 
nice de Pasquali before leaving this city for the Metropolitan 
Opera House where she is a leading Prima Donna. 

» « * 

A Icazar. — That opening presentation of "Get-Rich-Quick 
Wallingford" in the Alcazar Theatre last Monday evening suf- 
ficed to assure a fortnight run, for everybody who witnessed it 
went forth to sound unqualified praise of the play and the 
players, and thus the management was satisfied that the regu- 
lation ten performances would fall far short of accommodating 
all the people who would apply for admittance. Consequently 
no surprise should be conveyed by the announcement that 
"Wallingford" is to be retained a second week, with the usual 
matinees. 



The soloist at next Saturday's Kohler & Chase Music Matinee 
will be Charles Robinson, basso. Mr. Robinson possesses a 
voice of much power and warmth, and his past appearances 
at the Kohler & Chase matinees were so successful that his re- 
engagement was fully justified. There are few concert singers 
in this community that display that sympathy and that artistic 
judgment which Mr. Robinson exhibits during his interpreta- 
tion of songs. He is particularly efficient in the rendition of 
oratorio works. On next Saturday's program he will sing 
Israfel by Oliver King, which is distinctly an oratorio-like 
composition. Among the instrumental numbers of exceptional 
value will be the Love Duet from "Tristan and Isolde," from 
Wagner's famous opera of the last name. 



Don't judge too hastily from appearances. The man 

who comes to your back door, looking like a tramp, may be a 
retired capitalist trying to run his own motor car. — Judge. 

San Francisco Orchestra 

EIGHTH SYMPHONY CONCERT 
Friday Afternoon, January 17. 1913, at 3:15 o'clock 
CORT THEATRE 



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Sunday Afternoon, ranuary 19. L91S 

Soloist: FRANCES ROCK SHAFTER, Pianist 

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Alcazar Theatre SSS^ C «. 

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EVELYN VAUGHAN and BERT LYTELL 

Leading the Ucazar C pany in G ^e M. Cohan's Great Comeds Sum 

"GET-RICH- QUICK WALLINGFORD" 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 




Women have been going about all week with their feet 
scarcely touching the earth and their heads in the clouds. 
Across the foreground of the gray sky they see the vision of 
a pageant steeped in all the colors of the East, or paling to the 
silver moonshine and moving always to the deep rhythm of the 
rich voice of F. R. Benson, as he paints the thing in all the 
splendor of the poetry that is in this master of pageantry, and 
all the spiritual grace that is divinely. granted him. 

Therefore, it seems almost cruel to tell this story. But a 
young matron told it at the tea which Mrs. Joseph Grant gave 
to permit a few friends to get in close touch with the inspira- 
tion of this man. Still less cruel is it to tell it here and now. 

Mrs. Carolan, who has genuine dramatic emotion and 
capacity for losing herself in a part, had just been saying that 
the spirit which a pageant would bring could not be calculated 
in mere dollars and cents — the opportunity that it would give 
for some expression to starved souls could not be expressed in 
terms of the money markets. 

Then up spoke the young matron who was in England when 
Benson's last pageant was produced. The role of Appius 
Claudius was given to a man who looked the part and carried 
himself with marked distinction. 

"Are you Appius Claudius?" asked one of those individuals 
who like to pigeon-hole away, properly tagged, every one in a 
spectacle. 

" 'Appy as Claudius?" came in Cockney accents, while his 
draperies fluttered in the raw wind. " 'Appy as Claudius — no, 
I'm un'appy as 'ell!" 

It's just possible that some of us who take part in the pageant 
will be as "un'appy" as that. 

© © © 

The Town and Country Club permits man to establish him- 
self in Oolong comfort on Saturday afternoon in the har- 
monious precincts of the club dedicated to the desires of 
woman. To be sure, he must be accompanied by, or, to put it 
more shipshape fashion, must be in the tow of some member 
of the club. The most reliable, self-expanding imagination 
cannot conjure up the picture of any man intrepid enough to 
sail his own craft into such a strange port. Therefore, it goes 
without saying that the club has never been disturbed by the 
thirsty and wayfaring man seeking comfort, as the uninvited 
guest. Likewise, it goes without saying that the masculine 
gender, properly chartered and towed, makes its appearance on 
Saturdays, about as often as nightingales appear in the park 
opposite. Now and then some courtly gentleman of the old 
school teas with the ladies whom he rocked on his knees when 
they were children. 

But the other Saturday a member invited a visiting celebrity 
to step in with her and enjoy a quiet cup of tea. Englishmen 
are tea-trained, and he did not gulp at the idea. Moreover, 
there are clubs over in London where one sees as many men 
as women performing the ritual of tea drinking, and so he went 
up in the elevator cheerfully enough, but when he looked into 
the long room with clusters of women bobbing their heads like 
flowers blowing in a breeze, he was panic stricken. His hostess, 
flushed with the interest her advent with the celebrity would 
create, left him for a moment to enter the tea room and arrange 
for the table. 

"It was a terrible thing to do," he said, white faced and 
ashamed, as he breathlessly landed in the Bohemian Club, 
where he is putting up during his visit. "But there was a beau- 
tiful young creature standing there in the hall, a heavenly crea- 
ture with wondrous intuition, and she saw my suffering and 
showed me the way to salvation, which was down a little wind- 
ing stair case. She did not speak : she just led me down in a 
matter-of-fact way, and in a second I was in the street." 

"What will you tell the lady whom you deserted?" asked the 
married man. 

"I cannot tell her anything, for I don't know her name. She 
is doubtless some one whom I have met about somewhere these 



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Her name that is troubling me — what worries me is that I do 
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© © © 

Miss Margaret Casey choose not to go to Santa Barbara with 
her family, but will remain in town as the guest of Miss 
Phyllis de Young until Lent. These two debutantes will be 
the joint motif of the dinner party which Mr. and Mrs. Andrew 
Welch will give on January 31st, following which the guests 
will attend the ball at the Fairmont. Both of these girls bring 
to the debutante set enthusiasm which has not been in the least 
blunted by the fact that they were allowed all the gayeties of 
the sub-debutante set, which has been known to blight the 
freshness of more than one debutante. On the other hand, if 
a girl is not allowed a preliminary canter at dances, she is apt 
to bow to the grown ups in an awkward manner, and is never a 
great success her first season. So most mothers have decided 
that the sub-debutante affairs are not to be frowned upon too 
severely. 

Miss Grace Gibson is one of the fortunate girls who will have 
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January 18, 1913. 



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dred guests to assemble on the 24th of January. This is almost 
the only affair of any magnitude that Mrs. Hamilton has host- 
essed since her marriage. Her husband is devoted to sports, 
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The Bergen-Jadwin tragedy has cast a shadow over the city, 
not only over the wide acquaintance of the families of the slain 
young wife and her husband, who took his own life after so 
wantonly shooting her. These two young people had been so 
much more kindly circumstanced by Fate than most who ar- 
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© © © 

The Cinderellas have had 250 acceptances to the ball which 
they will give this Friday night at the Fairmont, which means 
that the flower of the smart set will blossom there in all its 
night-blooming glory. The Cinderella ball is given by a group 
of hostesses, and invitations are more eagerly -desired than the 
Greenway 'pasteboards, because it is a more exclusive affair. 
There will be a number of very smart dinner parties preceding 
the ball. Miss Cora Jane Flood will, for the first time in several 
seasons, hostess a very large dinner party, the appointments of 
which are to be on a handsome scale. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon 
Blanding have invited a group of young people to take dinner 
with them. Miss Henriette Blanding, their debutante daughter, 
has once more projected this important family into social diver- 
sions from which they retired for several years. Mr. and Mrs. 
James Otis will likewise be dinner hosts. Mrs. "Jimmy" Otis, 
by the way, has been appointed the representative of the Wo- 
man's Board of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in the pageantry 
affair. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Irwin are also giving a dinner 
party that night. Mrs. Templeton Crocker, who always helps 
her mother receive at such affairs, is not only wearing the stun- 
ning deep new shade of purple in her street costumes, but has 
had her car, which she uses for shopping purposes, done in the 
same shade, and the effect is very striking. 



Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, from an orchestra stall at 

the Metropolitan Opera House — it was a Caruso night — looked 
quizzically up at the grand tier, with its liquid flash of dia- 
monds and its satin luster of white arms and shoulders and 
backs — especially backs — for this year's evening gowns are 
lower in the back than ever. A young man, nodding toward 
a very extravagantly attired matron, said to Mr. Vanderbilt: 
"She puts every cent her husband makes on her back." Mr. 
Vanderbilt smiled. "Her husband must make very little, 
then," said he. — John Bull. 



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kutl.n. mu.t reach thl. office by Wednesday morning to appear 
current l«ue, and mu.t b. .Igne d to rece ive attention. 

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P the HotefMonroe, having Mrs. Frederick Sharon as her , 

PET^Rs'-Miss Anna Peters was hostess at luncheon on Thursday in 

PIC ^RyG-ML P sChU%eSwas«,e 6 uesto« Wat a, 

1 " ,^ V,v,-„ by Miss Roods Pickering at her home on Broadway, 

lesto included a number ol th, s, « 

WOODS ^One of the prettiest luncl - ol the season was that gnen 

" ' Xvr ■ .'ft-.- nvJ.1- I thy and Miss Maud Woods in 

„ nt , w, i„-hi.-s-,o-be, Mis, Ruth Slack, the a ol Judge Kd- 

" T Zook and Miss Marie Bullard, who is engaged to James lowne. 
The affair tvas held in the Woods home in California street. 

hak-ttr Miss Dorothy Baker hadn't out cards for a tea to be given 
B ^ext Monday at 1 o'clock at the Town and Country Cub. The affair 

< ^Ztt'XXE£f£££« ■ ~ at the 

°°p a,. « ^^"£2^5^ of co1 ' 

Haan. who reeentb a "'" at Barbara Small, who will be- 

'''■ :l:R,CK ^ M Slant Ue^an » P.O.-., I the honors at 

^ ^en^sC^errloon by Mrs. Lester He k a. her apart- 

ments at the Keystone. 



HODGEN -Mrs. Joseph Dupuy Hodgen and Miss Margaret Hodgen en- 
tertained ;,i a tea and reception In their In Clay street Friday 

GRANT™ Mrs. Jesse 1— ' ^ Gran « *" e :in ,nf0rmaJ 

lea at their home in Broadway Sunday. 
MONTGOMERT.-Mrs. Hugh Montgomers will entertain at a tea to-d 

to meet Miss Parker, a visitor from Los Ang, 
m u « -Miss Arabella Morrow will b a ,• a on he 22d, with 

Miss Ruth Slack, the Ha. ! Judge Edgar Zook, as the guest of 

POWERS -Frederick R. Benson was the hon ' "" ■■' 

P °T^vefby Frtk Powers at the St I rtda rt »n. 

SMI T i and Mrs. Georg, Ro, , Smith, of Washington D c 

' MI * ;ll a large tea recently, in honor of the bride of their 

ITO Z^ngbert 0a S tene Sm and Laughters, Miss «arriett Mis, 
STO S„„ ! H en 3to, -■ , a tea in their he In Br iway 

wis? 

a ,,., a , the Hotel St Francis on January 28th. 

BENSON.-Frederick R Benson w^t guest of I r at.a ner al 

the Bohemian Club S iti rda i rating. 

,.,.,. .,, .,. Brice and t 

,: o 

the Ba „ , , ,i i- 

,.,.,;. U. B. A., and Ml 

BRO u aughl 

"fand Miss Viol, B enter* Uta- 

l„ Pacifies 

"; lV ,.,i heir hospil i I late, 

ml were Mr. Mrs. Harry Wllllar, Mr. and 

M °s BO. Mccormick. Mr. 1 Mrs. Andrew Welch and Ml and Mrs. 

-Mr. and n G. 

DE rec *e n tiy a? their I ■ Wat ' " f "°"" r 

were Major an.l Mrs. Sydney Cloman. 
tm.mkx-. -Mr and Mrs. Frank Deerlng wen 
° E evening at their home at Larkin 

^ven as , < pllment to Patrick Calhoun, who Is here from th, 

r JS££2£*t~m Famham chape, a number of theses 

an a their escorts to a dinner dan I "■ ' S. Maryian 

mT S„ Forbes gave a „retty dlnn, , - *J» 

iSairi ~~ 

spending the winter. K . Gibson home in 

llme „, to Colonel and Mrs. 
John P. Wlsser. Hurler will give their home 

: 

•HESs saw = 

R CB C INET n -lGeorge Rol t. who la here from his home In Paris, gave 

»S : ! - !i ' , ,e,d. who are re.id.ng at the 

R0 ^ N V, ^»" were hosU at s 

BOHTJLZE-Mlss Olga Schulze will entertain a group o« the belles and 

""„';' oner on January 80th. , «P« 

ootll on It is to b i" honor of Miss I 
^,,, and Miss Henrietta Harrison Smith hat 

invite I , ■ 

• on Th, e, ing Janu th. The parts will attend the 

WE £ ,:;.;;Zrwil, entertain at, r on Janu- 

^".n I es Margaret C, 

a all will attend I 

— ^elrtrat^ 

Broadway l'rlday evening.- 



January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



15 



CARDS. 

m Cobb was a recenl tiostesa al a bridge party In her 

in.rn.- avenue. 

DAVIS. Mrs. David George Davis and her sister, Mrs. Catherine Cachot, 

entertained over a hundred oi their Mends at a handsome bridge tea 

I ntly, There were twenty-four tables, and addi- 

tion in for tea, 

DB LA MONTA NTA. — Mr. and Mrs. Jacques de la Montanya gave an 
party recently in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander 
■ 
DUNNE.« Mrs. Peter P. Dunne has Issued cards for a luncheon and bridge 

party at her home on January 23d. 

i i i.\ Ml s. ECensey J. Hampton was hostess at a bridge party re- 
cently in honor of Mrs. Patton. who is here spending the winter with 

her daughter, -Mrs. Cornelius Gardener. 
BCATTON. — Mrs. George Hatton will entertain at a bridge tea on January 

33d -at the Fairmont Hotel. 
HUNT. --Mrs. Irvin I... Hunt, West Cantonment, Presidio, presided as 

hostess at a bridge afternoon recently, in honor of Mrs. James M. 

Arrasmith, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Arrasmith of the Sixth In- 
fantry. 
JORDAN. — Mrs. William II. Jordan has issued cards for a bridge tea to 

be given on January 29th. 
LIEBES.— Mrs. JuHen Liebes and Mrs. M. J Lyon will give a bridge tea 

at the St. Francis on February 6th. 
MATSON. — Mrs. William Matson will be hostess at a bridge tea at her 

home ou the L'Sth of this month. 
MCGREGOR.— Mrs. J. A. McGregor entertained the members of a bridge 

club recently at her home on Green street. 
MOORE. — Mrs. Louis William Moore. Mrs. Benjamin Rufus Keith and Mrs. 

Sophie Burton Weldon will join in entertaining their friends at a 

bridge afternoon at the Hotel Bellevue on January 22d< 
MOYTEAUX. — Mrs. William H. La Moyteau>; will be hostess at a bridge 

party at her home in Pacific avenue on January 21st. 
NICKEL. — Mrs. J. LeRoy Nickel has issued cards for a bridge luncheon 

at the Francises Club on January 22d, 
Ol 'ELL.— Mrs. Henry Edward OdeJl was hostess at an elaborate bridge 

tea recently in honor of Mrs. Ervin A. McAllister, who recently re- 
turned from the Orient. 
VON SCHRADER.— Mrs. Frederick von Schrader. wife of Colonel Von 

Schrader, entertained at a pretty bridge afternoon recently in honor 

of Mrs. Joseph T. Patton, of Detroit. 
WILLARD. — Mrs. Leon Willard was hostess at a bridge party and tea 

Saturday at her home on Baker street. Her guest of honor was Mrs 

Eugene Willard of Los Angeles. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 
BLACK. — Mrs. James A. Black entertained B party of young people at a 

matinee performam e Of 'The Blue Bird" on Saturday afternoon. Tie 

affair was in honor of Miss Mildred Baldwin. 

WRIGHT.— Miss Helen Wright, one of the favorites among th< 

i;i ii tes "i iii Is season . will be host ■■■- at a th< 

a dance, on Jai , 27th. The dani e n hi ho :it the Bellerue, 

DINNER DANCES. 

HAUSMAN.— Miss Eva Sahleln will b< lanoe to 

be given on i he Z8d of the month i 

man. 
i i <:i.i ii. Dr. and Mis. Henry ECugeler have sent out Invitations for a 

large dinner dance tO ' llgtOD ttreet 

on the -'.>tii ol this month. Captain and Mrs, Martin Crimmlna, 
cedes Crimmlna and Mis. Joseph Patton 

i 

NEUSTADTBR tfi i H. Neuatadter and Mr. and Mis. David 

hosts at an unus 

;it the Hotel si, i ipproxlmately sixty of their f< 

ULORGA N M at a particularly 

ham] u in the I dinins 

■ [iff House. 
iio i>. peters chaperoned a numbst of r< ■ 

s to a dinner dan n board the r s 

■■ 

S. WILKIN. MlBS i t of honor at a dlnto I 

Etoaalle 

Hauan 

DANCES. 

Mi Miid Mrs. H, S Cl »t their 

nit recently, in h< 

nan. 

DICK1NS. M Ins will glvi la Club 

on February m 
were the 
RAMI! : r Hamilton will gh 

Mth 

if Mi> Ham 
in P ue. 

■ 

lhere will be about two 
bund • 

rick Llns w > 

I venins 
at: 

ntly at 
from 

■ 



BALLS. 

DB vouNG.-Tho Misses Kathleen and Phyllis de SToung nave Iss I 

cards tor a cotillion to be given at their ho J a.ry 29th 

MURRAY.— Miss Sadie Murray will be the euesi ol honor at a large ball 
to be given Saturday evening by the officers of the Coast Artillery 
and their wives, who are s oned al post. The affair will take 

place in Assembly Hall at Fort S'eott. and about two hundred - 
vitations have been sent out. 
WALTER.— On Saturday, ranuarj 25th, Mrs. t. x. Walter will give a ball 
at the Hotel St. Francis fur Miss Marion Walter, oi E the debu- 
tantes Of this winter. 

BENNETT.-Mrs. W. C. Bennett. Infantry Terrace, Presidio, has sent out 
cards for an evening recepptlon for the evening of January 16th in 
honor of Mrs. Joseph T. Patton. of Detroit, and Miss Men edes Crim- 
mins of New York City. 

BRANDON.— Miss Ethel Brandon, of "The Blue Bird" company, was tin- 
guest of honor at a reception at the Se lia Club on Sunday afte 

FORD.— Mr. and Mrs. Tirey L. Ford have sent out cards (ny an evening re 
ception for Saturday. February 1st, at 8:30. 

GRIFFITH.— The Misses Aliee and Caroline Griffith will give a reception 
on Saturday, January 26th, t<» meet Mr. ami Mrs. Millen Griffith. 

MEGER.— At an informal gathering of members of the Forum Club on 
Wednesday of this week, Mrs. D. C. lleger treated those presenl to 

s very interesting reminiscences of her travels in Europe. Mr. 

and Mrs. Heger spent some months hist year in a tour abroad, an. I 
from Mrs. Heger's store of experiences entertained those who had 
the good fortune to hear her very delightfully fur about an houi 
After the meeting light refreshments were served. 

KAHN.- Mrs. Ira Kahn was hostess :it an elaborate reception recently at 

her home on Washington street, at which Mrs. James Rolph, Jr., was 
the guest of honor. The hostess was assisted in receiving tiei I 
by her mother, Mrs. Brallti Clayburg, and Miss Sophie Clayburg. 

MANN.— Mr. and Mrs. Harr; Rici vi.Min win entertain their friends at a 
reception on January 89th, in honor of their son Harold's fiance, Miss 
Arabella Morrow. It will take place at the Sorosis Club, from i to r. 
in the afternoon. 

WHEELER.— Mr. and Mr i m Wheeler and their daughters, 

Miss Olive ami Miss Elizabeth Wheeler, gave a large recepi s;n- 

urday afternoon, at their home on Washington street foi tw< 

brides-to-be, Miss Ruth Slack ind Miss Mildred Baldwin. 

ARRIVALS. 

ANDERTON.— Gayli Ajidarton to San Francisco to n Idi 

i siub. 
BAILEY.— Miss Omlrs Bs ,. ■.,,,, , 

al Hi- i -■ "f Mis, Ihnrv I,. Dodge. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 




FINANCIAL 




Transactions in the local exchange 
Local Stocks fell off this week, due in a measure 

And Bonds. to the uncertainty in the security 

market because of the government 
inquiries now prevailing in regard to the so-called trust in- 
vestigations, and also to changes that may be introduced into 
the tariff by the incoming Wilson administration. The dissolu- 
tion of the Union Pacific and Meyer is an illustration of the 
former, and the recent break in the sugars East and West is 
partly an illustration of the latter. American Beet Sugar passed 
its dividend in New York, and the price of the stock broke 
badly in consequence. The Hawaiian issues have nearly all 
cut their dividends, while some of them have suspended them 
indefinitely. Paauhau led off by suspending its monthly 20 
cent dividend indefinitely. President Wm. G. Irwin gives as an 
explanation "The low price of sugar, caused by uncertainty as 
regards tariff legislation, and also the large increase in the 
world's sugar crop for the current year, being an increase of 
some 2,000,000 tons over 1911." Free sugar would probably 
result in a most serious curtailment of the earnings of all the 
Hawaiian plantations. A graded reduction of the tariff, ex- 
tending over a period of years, would probably permit the 
companies to adjust their affairs so as to minimize the detri- 
ment. This cut in the dividends had been fairly well discounted 
in the local exchanges, and the recessions following the an- 
nouncement were practically discounted. The Spring Valley 
issues were a shade firmer on the resumption of the conferences 
between the Mayor and his advisory committee and the repre- 
sentatives of the company regarding the sale of the property. 
Associated Oil was quiet around 42? / 8 , while General Petroleum 
showed unaccountable softness, the price shrinking during the 
week from 29-30 to 25-31. The bonds continued firm at 71, 
some $24,000, par value, selling at 71%. Bonds generally were 
steady, but lacked vitality. Stocks were irregular, narrow and 
dull. 



Mount Diablo 
Development News. 



After a month in Chicago and New 
York, John Promberger, sales man- 
ager for R. N. Burgess Company, 
says he is glad to get back to San 
Francisco. That everybody in that country is intensely inter- 
ested in California is evidenced on every hand, according to 
Promberger. Whether in the big centers or en route, all he 
met who were not acquainted with this State immediately pro- 
ceeded to glean all information possible. 

At the Chicago land show which Promberger visited for sev- 
eral days, there were exhibits from every section of the United 
States and Canada. However, the main interest was always 
centered about the California booths, of which there were sev- 
eral, representing various counties, and of some of the largest 
ranch subdivision people in the State. As compared with the 
other sections of the country, the California exhibits were strik- 
ing in the fact that every exhibit set forth many products that 
could be raised on the soil, while all others could herald only 
one. This comparison was quickly seen by patrons of the show 
who in all cases were enthusiastic over the great Western em- 
pire. Promberger attended several lectures at the show, and 
when his identity was known he was prevailed upon to give a 
lecture, which he granted, talking on California generally. A 
point which he emphasized was the fact that the San Joaquin 
and_ Sacramento Valleys alone comprise seven million acres of 
fertile soil that will profitably produce scores of products, and 
that these wonderful valleys are only in the infancy of their de- 
velopment. In the lectures of representatives of California, 
Promberger noted that their talks were applied to cover the 
entire State, while exhibitors from other States talked of their 
particular district, only giving no credit whatever to their State 
generally. 

A large percentage of those attendant at the land show were 
farmers of the Central States, who are considering making a 



change. Many of them made arrangements with exhibitors to 
visit different sections of the country. Those who were in- 
terested in stock staid over the next week to see the big stock 
show to be pulled off at that time. 

In talking with friends well up in financial circles in both 
New York and Chicago, Promberger found that in every case 
they considered the Canal the big issue in the development of 
San Francisco for California. While everybody believes the 
Fair will be by far the biggest show in the history of the world, 
it is generally considered a great advertising vehicle for Cali- 
fornia. A strong argument put to Promberger was that sta- 
tistics show that 85 per cent of the immigrants who land in 
New York come to this country with the sole intent of becoming 
farmers. Of this percentage less than 85 per cent ever get 
over two hundred milej of the metropolis. They find them- 
selves hopelessly tied up in the big manufacturing industries, 
never to realize their former hopes of tilling Uncle Sam's soil. 
In the case of California, the European emigrant who is landed 
in San Francisco will find millions of acres of .fertile farm lands 
lying within two hundred rrfiles of San Francisco, and to acquire 
a small farm he will experience little difficulty, as a small pay- 
ment down is all that will be required. The return from his 
holdings will pay out the balance in the regular yearly install- 
ments. Regardless of former estimates, Promberger is satisfied 
that with the interest of the entire nation centered on this State, 
and the opening of the Panama Canal, that by 1920 San Fran- 
cisco will possess a population of one million. To estimate the 
growth in the interior is impossible, but his belief is that our 
wildest expectations will be exceeded. San Francisco people 
do not appreciate their city as to its remarkable location, en- 
dowed with so many natural advantages. They fail to realize 
that this city is just beginning to grow. 



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ANNUAL MEETING. 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 
The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Joshua Hendy 
Iron Works will be held at the' office of the corporation. No. 75 Fremont 
street, San Francisco, California, on TUESDAY, the 11th day of February, 
1913, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing a Board 
of Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of 
such other business as may come before the meeting. 

Oil AS. C. GARDNER, Secretary. 
Office — No. 75 Fremont Street, San Francisco, Calif, 



January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



17 



There was little to attract attention 
Mining Share Market, on the list this week. West End 

had a flurry or two of 15 points on 
an improvement in ore values, and held part of the advance. 
Florence was under pressure, and shrunk to 46. Jumbo Ex. 
was stronger at 36, on encountering better values in its new 
ledge. Manhattan Big Four was steady at its recent advance. 
The Tonopahs, as a group, made the firmest showing, the output 
of the camp last week reaching $215,000, a slight decrease from 
the total of the preceding week. The Comstocks remained in 
the dumps. Sierra Nevada breezed up several points on a 
slightly better showing in values on the 2,500 level, but failed 
to maintain the advance. The Mexican mill is again running 
up to full capacity. The mines and mills have been badly han- 
dicapped on the lode recently by the extraordinary cold 
weather, which has greatly interfered with both water and 
power. 



During 1912 new securities to the aggregate of $1,720,- 

292,470 were listed in the New York Stock Exchange. This is 
approximately $500,000,000 more than the total listings of 
1911, and $100,000,000 more than for 1910, but $70,000,000 less 
than for 1909. Previous to that, one has to go back to 1901 to 
find another larger listing year than 1912. 



F. M. Smith, head of the United Properties Company 

and the largest stockholder in the Realty Syndicate, will as- 
sume personal charge of the latter corporation, Nat M. Crossley 
having resigned as nominal head of the syndicate. Crossley's 
reason for withdrawing from the big concern is that his per- 
sonal business requires so much supervision that he cannot de- 
vote the proper amount of time to the interests of the Realty 
Syndicate. 



P. E. Bowles, president of the American National Bank, 

has resigned that position to become chairman of the board of 
directors, a new position, but equal in power to the president. 
George O'Brien, formerly vice-president, has been elected as 
president, and Cashier Lowry has been promoted to the office 
of vice-president. Assistant Cashier Fuller has been made 
cashier. 



After years of negotiating with the Spring Valley Water 

Company for a sale price of its properties, the proposition was 
made this week at the meeting of the Supervisors to file con- 
demnation suit. A resolution to that effect was referred to the 
public utilities committee, after assurances that that com- 
mitee would not allow the measure to sleep. Bancroft thought 
that if it is determined that the city should have the Spring Val- 
ley properties the best way to get them at a reasonable valuation 
is through condemnation suit. 



W. R. Grace & Co. will begin operations within one 

month to start a new line. On the first of the month the new 
7,500 ton steamer Santa Cruz, the first of the big four to oper- 
ate between New York and Pacific Coast ports via Magellan, 
will begin loading cargo at Philadelphia. The formation of the 
company was attended with little publicity. W. R. Grace & Co., 
agents for the company here, were responsible for the new ven- 
ture, and without difficulty managed to interest men of large 
capital. Bonds to the value of $750,000 were disposed of in 
San Francisco. After the Santa Cruz, three other liners will 
go into commission at intervals of three months. They will be 
the Santa Clara, Santa Catalina and Santa Cecilia. The last 
three will be larger than the Santa Cruz. Each will be of 10,- 
000 tons, but for the time it is not intended to fit them for 
passengers. 



The way of the transgressor is well written up. — Kansas 

City Journal. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



First Departure- 



Sunset Limited 



Train de Luxe 



Winter Season 1913 



From San Francisco 6:00 p. m. January 14th 

(Third St. Station.) 

From Los Angeles 8:15 a. m. January 15th 

Arrives New Orleans 7:20 p. m. January 17th 



A Once-a-Week, Extra Fare Train 

With every comfort and convenience for 
travelers, including : 



Barber Shop 
Shower Bath 
Valet Service 



Ladies' Maid 

Manicuring 

Hairdressing 



Stenographer 
Stock Reports 
Buffet 



the time of the year for .1 most delightful trip East, through 
Take the Washington Sunset Route thr 

- 
Market str. I 



Will leave San Francisco on Tuesdays, Los An- 
geles on Wednesdays, and save 24 hours' run- 
ning time to New Orleans. 

Observation-Clubroom Car with Ladies' Parlor 
and Library. Compartment Car. Two Stand- 
ard Drawing-room Sleeping Cars, providing 
Three-Room Suites if desired. Dining Car Ser- 
vice unexcelled. 

The route through the South is most interesting 
and delightful, and particularly enjoyable at this 
season. 

Close Connection at New Orleans with fast trains 
to Eastern cities; also with Southern Pacific's 
commodious Atlantic steamers sailing to New 
York on Saturdays and Wednesdays. 



Southern Pacific 

SAN FRANCISCO: Flood Building; Palace Hotel; 
Ferry Station; Phone Kearny 3160. Third and Town- 
send Sts. Station, Phone. Keamy 180. 

OAKLAND— Broadway and Thirteenth. Phone Oakland 
162. Sixteenth St. Station. Phone Oakland 1458. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



§©cki ®na(al Fcgtrs@ffii(Sil Htana§ 

(Continued from Page 15.) 

BANNING.— Captain William Banning came from Los Angeles several 

days ago, and is at the Palace. 
BOGERT.— Mrs. E. S. Bogert of New York is a guest at the Hotel Manx. 
BRYANT.— Mrs. A. W. Bryant returned to her home in Broderick street 

Monday after a visit of several days in Mill Valley. 
COFFIN.— Mrs. James Coffin and her daughter, Miss Sara Coffin, have 

closed their home at Ross and taken apartments at the Fairmont. 
GROSSE. — Dr. and Mrs. Albert Grosse have arrived from Coronado and 

Santa Barbara, where their honeymoon was spent, and have taken 

apartments at the Fairmont. 
HARVEY. —Mrs. J. Downey Harvey has returned from a three months' 

visit to New York. 
KNECHT. — Mrs. Gustave Knecht has returned from a visit at the home 

of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Lindley, in Los Angeles. 
PIPPY. — Mrs. George Pippy has returned from a visit to her daughter 

and son-in-la^, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Faris, who have made their 

home In Sacramento since their marriage last summer. 
RUSSELL. — Miss Mamie Russell, of Sacramento, who has recently been 

the house guest of Dr. and Mrs. William Cluness in Alameda, has 

come to this city and taken tooths at the Colonial Hotel for several 

weeks. 
SCHi >LZ. — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Scholz have returned from their honey- 
moon, and are now in their new home at 170 Devisadero street. 
ULLMAN.— Miss Letta Ullman, of Omaha, Neb., is visiting at the home of 

Mrs. Julian Lippman, 
VAN EE.— Mrs. J. C. Kemp Van Ee, wife of J. C. Kemp Van Ee, the 

well known mine and oil opi r; arrived in San Francisco, after 

an extended tour of Europe. 

DEPARTURES. 

AYRES. — Mr. and Mrs. Grosvenor P. Ayres have planned an interesting 
trip to Australia, and sailed on the Ventura Tuesday. 

BABCOCK. — Mr. and Mrs. Win. Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bothin. 
Mrs. Richard Hammond and Miss Louise Boyd, leave toward the end 
of the month for Panama, thence to South America. 

BLACK. — Mrs. James A. Black, Mrs. George Tyson and Miss Marie Louise 
Tyson sailed on the Wilhelmina Wednesday for Honolulu, where they 
will enjoy an extended visit. 

COON.— Mrs. William Coon and her daughter. Miss Dorothea Coon, have 
departed for New York, whore they will remain indefinitely. 

CI i i IS.— Mr. and Mrs. Win. A. Curtis, of Sacramento, and their daugh- 
ter, Miss Neva Curtis, have left for a six weeks" tour of the East. 

DOHRMANN.— Mrs. A. B. C. Dohrmann has sailed for Honolulu, where, 
with a party of friends, she will remain for several weeks visiting 
most of the interesting places on the island. 

—Mrs. W. M. Eddy has returned to her home in Santa Barbara, 
after a stay of two months here. 

HALE. — Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale have left for the East and 
Europe, where they will be for the next three months. 

HEARST. — Mrs. Phoebe Hearst has left for the East, where she will visit 
relatives for the next few months. 

HELLMANN. — Miss Alice Hellmann. who has been a guest of her uncle 
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Hellmann, at their home in Gough 
street, has returned to San Rafael. 

HUNT. — Miss Floride Hunt departed for Washington, D. C, Monday, 
Where she will spend sonic months as the guest of her uncle and 
aunt, Judge and Mrs. William Hunt. 

IVERS.— Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ivers left on the Ventura Tuesday for 
their home in Honolulu. 

Kl.i'MPKE. — Miss Anna Kliimpke has left for Europe after several 
months' visit with her father, X G. KJumpke, at his home in Chest- 
nut street. 

PEASE. — R. H. Pease and Arthur B. Watson will Lave next Monday for 
a short visit to Portland. 

RENISON. — Rev. W. T. Renison, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in 
Stockton, who has been visiting relatives in Oakland and in this City 
for several days, has returned to his" home. 

SHERWOOD. — Mr. and Mrs. John Dickenson Sherwood left Wednesday 
for New York, where they will visit Mrs. Sherwood's mother for a 
month, and then go to Egypt for the late spring months. 

SHOOK. — Mrs. Francis Shook has left for the East, and will join her hus- 
band. Surgeon Shook, U. s. N.. who Is stationed ai the Brooklyn 
Navy Yard. 

VAN SICKLEN. — Mrs. Frederick W. Van Slcklen is en route to New York 
to visit friends, and later on she will continue her journey to Munich 
to join her daughter, Mrs. George Lyman, and Dr. Lyman. 

WHITNEY.— Mrs. Vincent Whitney has gone to Del Monte to Spend sev- 
eral days with Mrs. J. Parker Whitney. 
INTIMATIONS. 

BARRON. — Mrs. Edward Barron. Miss Marguerite and Miss Evelyn Bar- 
ron, sailed recently from New York for Europe. They will tour [talj 
and later go to Cairo and make the trip up the Nile. 

BREWER.— Miss Marie Brewer is spending days in San 

as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Pigott. 

BRYAN. — Mr. and Mrs. William V. Bryan 8 ■ ; Jo rig In Italy, 

CLEM. — Colonel and Mrs. John Clem, who are sti In Washington, 

D. C, are enjoying their residence in the National Capital greatly 
since their arrival. 

CLEMENT. — Mrs. Ada Clement has taken rooms at Hotel Stewart for 
two or three months. 

CLOMAN. — Major and Mrs. Sidney CJoman. who are to make their home 
in San Francisco until after the Exposition, have taken a suite at 
the Fairmont. 



DUFFIELD. — Mr. and Mrs. Pitts Dufneld, who have been spending the 
holidays in Washington as the guests of Justice and Mrs. Joseph 
McKenna, have returned to their home in Boston. 

DOUGHERTY. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dougherty and Louis Dougherty 
have closed their home at Pleasanton, and have taken rooms at the 
Hotel Bellevue for the winter. 

FORD. — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ford are due in this city about the end 
of the month from their trip abroad. 

FOSTER. — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Foster have been the guests of Mrs. Peter 
Cook at Rio Vista for the past week. 

GRANT. — Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Dent Grant and Miss Nell Grant, who 
have spent the winter here, will go to San Diego early next month. 

KXNNE. — Colonel and Mrs. C. Mason Kinne have returned from a seven 
months' trip to Europe, and after a few weeks in New York and Bos- 
ton, are now in Washington. 

LANSDALE. — Mrs. Philip Van Horn Lansdale is at present the guest of 
friends in Washington, D. C. 

McKITTRICK.— Mrs. William McKittrlck is visiting Miss Minnie Hough- 
ton at the latter's home in Franklin street. 

MeMULLIN. — Miss Eliza McMullln is planning another tour abroad later 
in the winter, accompanying her grandmother, Mrs. John W. Mc- 
Mullln. 

RAMSDELL.— II. V. Ramsdell, of 207 Cherry street, sailed from New 
York Saturday on the George Washington for Paris and London. He 
probably will return the latter part of February. 

ROBINSON.— Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, of New York, who have 
been visiting Mrs. Peter Cook at her home in Rio Vista for a month, 
will leave in a few days for a three weeks' stay in New York. 

ROWELL. — Lieutenant and Mrs. R. E. Rowell will soon arrive In San 
Francisco, where Lieutenant Rowell will be on duty. 

SPL1VALO. — Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Splivalo have come from their home in 
San Mateo and taken an attractive apartment on Union street for 
the remainder of the winter. 

VON BEHRENS. — Mrs. Adrian von Behrens and Misses Ida and Jose- 
phine Ross, who have been spending the holidays in Italy, have re- 
turned to England. 

WILSHIRE. — Miss Doris Wilshlre will be at Fort Bragg for several weeks 
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Johnson. 

WILSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Mountford Wilson have closed their Burlingame 
home and have taken an apartment at the St. Xavier. 



Dr. Clyde Payne and Dr. Eugene Payne, dentists, have resumed 

practice at 146 Grant avenue. Telephone Kearny 66. Hours: 9 to 4. 



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For breakfast heat the Biscuit in oven to restore crisp- 
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January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



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THE TONGUE OF AN UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE. 

Oh, ingratitude, thy name is the common people! The only 
Wm. Randolph, after slobbering all over the labor unions and 
the dear people for all these years, now knows how sharper than 
a serpent's tooth is the tongue of the ungrateful common people 
— for the labor unions have boycotted him. The advertising 
wagons on the streets and the billboards proclaim to the world 
that he is unfair. In marked contrast to her son are the honors 
paid to his mother, Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who was 
the recipient of many congratulations on her 70th birthday, 
which was recently celebrated by thousands of students, faculty 
members and the professors of the University of California, 
who hailed her as a great educational benefactor, and President 
Wheeler presented to Mrs. Hearst engrossed resolutions which 
bespoke of the loyalty and love of the regent, faculty, alumni 
and students. 



A man, driving a flea-bitten team attached to a decrepit 

wagon, crossed the Missouri River, headed in a general eas- 
terly direction. Tied behind the wagon was a sleek, two-year- 
old heifer. "A fine heifer," remarked a bystander. "Raise 
her yourself?" "Nope," said the traveler. "I swindled a fel- 
ler out'n her. It was like this : I proved up a claim over in 
Western Kansas — the no 'countest country on earth. I stuck 
to it till I was jest about starved out. One day a man c'm along 
a-leadin' this here heifer. He bantered me for a swap. 'I'll 
give ye this critter for an eighty of yore land,' says he. I took 
him up. And when we come to make out the papers, I dis- 
kivered that he couldn't read ner write. There's where I had 
him. By crackys, I fixed him, too! I worked off the whole 
hundred and sixty acres on him." — Short Stories. 



Booth Tarkington was talking in New York about a very 

sentimental and even slushy Christmas book. "Its pathos is 
so overdrawn as to be ludicrous," he said. "Its pathos reminds 
me of the little girl in the delicatessen shop. It was Christmas 
eve, and snowing hard, but the little girl was only clad in 
a cotton gown, and through holes in her shoes and stockings the 
flesh, blue with cold, was visible. She laid 2 cents on the 
counter. 'Gimme half a loaf of stale bread,' she said to the 
delicatessen man, 'and mother wants to know if you won't 
please cut it with the knife what you carve the turkeys with?' " 
— John Bull. 



Two copy boys on the New York Evening World were 

having an acrimonious discussion one afternoon as they sat 
on their bench next to the city editor's desk. "I guess they 
never named any towns for you," said one. "Maybe not," said 
the other; "but there's a town up yonder in New England 
named for you, all right." "What town is that?" asked the 
first boy, falling into the trap. "Marblehead," said the other. 
At this point the first blow was struck. — Saturday Evening 
Post. 



Jones, who was moving to an apartment several doors 

below in the same block, shouldered a valuable grandfather's 
clock, which he did not wish to entrust to the moving van, and 
was midway between the two houses when accosted by a man 
who was apparently trying to hold up a perfectly stationary 
lamp post. "Shay m' frien' " said the stranger, "of course it's 
none of my affair, but why don't you b-buy a watch?" — Short 
Stories. 



VOCATION. 

"Unto the stars alone," you whispered ere 
You passed beyond — "unto the stars alone!" 
And I, who hitherto their light had known 

But where through roses they shone down, would fare 

Along the headlands of the world's end where 
O'er deeps of sea and sky their fields are sown. 
Wind of the North, with never a blossom blown, 

Take thou my brows and bosom to thy care ! 

Alone, though signal upon signal shows 

The vast communing of that wind and wave ; 
No star but hath its flower, no surge afar 
Without its cloud ! I have foregone the rose, 
But, Beloved, lonely as the grave 
Must be the heights unless oneself be star! 

— Thomas Walsh. 



For two hours an old farmer, who had never before seen 

an elephant, had been standing before them in enrapt silence 
dealing out peanuts one at a time. When the last was gone 
and no more forthcoming, Jumbo, the largest elephant, reached 
over and removed the farmer's hat from his head to the top of 
a lion's cage nearby. For the first time in two hours the farmer 
expressed his emotions in words. "You old two-tailed Indian- 
rubber nuisance, you!" he exclaimed indignantly, "if I knew 
which end your head was on, I'd slap your face." — Short 
Stories. 



The Princess Colleredo Mansfield, praising the magic of 

the modern beauty parlor, said in Boston : "The beauty parlor, 
especially the modern beauty parlor, accomplishes miracles 
with our figures, our coloring, our features. A playwright said 
to me the other day (and I almost believe he was in earnest) : 
'I introduce a novel touch of realism into the second act of my 
new play. It's a touch so simple and so true, I wonder nobody 
ever thought of it before.' 'What is this touch, Mr. Fiasco?' 
I inquired. 'My heroine,' he replied, 'is in the first act a fat, 
dark-haired country girl with a snub nose, while in the second 
act, after her flight with young Scattergood Gold to the me- 
tropolis, she is a svelte and slender blonde with a profile of 
patrician aquilinity.' " — John Bull. 

An actor recently displayed great presence of mind 

while playing in a melodramatic play. At the tragic moment 
in his performance, when he was expected to slay the villain, 
he discovered that he had forgotten his dagger. "Die, vil- 
lain!" he exclaimed. "I meant to strike thee with my dagger, 
but I left it in my dressing-room and I will therefore strangle 
thee in the presence of this indulgent audience." — Short Stories. 

Society will regret to learn that Mrs. Valerie Ellison 

was taken ill at one of the rehearsals during the week, in conse- 
quence of which the Winter Fete, which was to have been held 
at the St. Francis Hotel last Thursday had to be postponed. It 
will be held according to program on Friday next, the 24th inst. 



The Postoffice is finding it hard work to drill the fact 

into some people that the ordinary postage stamps used on let- 
ters are not good if used on parcels post packages. A special 
stamp is used to carry parcels post bundles through the mail. 
It takes us a good while to get all the kinks of a new system, as 
the ballot-box mishaps, for instance, demonstrate pretty regu- 
larly. 



Paw— 



Willie — Paw, what is a stable government? 

When the party in power displays horse sense, my son. — Cin- 
cinnati Enquirer. 



DEWAR'S SCOTCH 

WHISKY 




DISTILLERS TO KING GEORGE V 

John Dewar & Sons held this Royal Warrant 
to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. 

Sherwood & Sherwood. Pacific Coast Agent* 
San Francisco Los Anselea Portland. Ore. 



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January 18, 1913. 




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By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

National roads as an exact form in which the government 
should participate in highways construction, is a belief which is 
becoming country-wide in its acceptance. The latest proposi- 
tion brought forth along these lines is by Representative Stan- 
ton Warburton ol Washington State, who contends for a system 
of National military roads. Warburton proposes to make the 
tobacco users of the country pay for the building of these 
National highways through the imposition of a tax so small 
that the smokers will go right on smoking as usual, without 
consciousness of the great benefit they are bestowing upon the 
people of this country. 

The plan contemplates trunk lines connecting the capitals of 
every State with the National Capital, and with each other, and 
also with the principal National parks, the government to locate 
the lines between the capitals along the most feasible routes, 
with the States granting to the government the selected road- 
ways, together with the improvements thereon. 

In his announcement, Congressman Warburton says : "I pro- 
pose to raise the fund by restoring the internal revenue tax of 
1879 on tobacco, and set aside the additional income from this 
course as a National road fund. The additional tax so provided 
would amount to about $80,000,000 per year, a little more than 
double the present internal revenue tax on tobacco. If the pro- 
posed 15,000 miles road system should cost $20,000 per mile, it 
would be paid" for in about four years, and in about five years at 
a cost of $25,000 per mile. 

"In 1910, according to the reports of the Internal Revenue De- 
partment, the receipts from the tobacco tax were $58,000,000 as 
opposed to $138,000,000, had the law of 1879 then been en- 
forced. While the proposed increased tax on tobacco might 
seem heavy, as a matter of fact it will not be noticed by the 
consumer. For instance, it would raise the tax on a ten cent 
cigar three-tenths of one cent, and the manufacturer of that 
cigar would decrease the weight of the package one-thirtieth, 
and the consumer could not tell the difference in size._ The 
manufacturer of smoking tobacco would decrease the size of 
the package about one-twelfth, and the consumer would not 
know the difference. During the Spanish-American War the 
tax on tobacco was increased to the amount of tax suggested, 
and I venture to say not one consumer out of a dozen ever knew 
the tax was raised, and never knew when it was taken off. The 
proposed raise in the tax will not affect the producer of to- 
bacco, for one-half of our tobacco is exported. England imports 
one-half of her tobacco from us ; France one-half ; Italy nearly 
all of hers. The price is regulated by the foreign market, much 
more than is the price of wheat and corn, and is not affected by 
the tax." 

Congressman Warburton will be included in the list of speak- 
ers of the second Federal Aid Convention called by the Ameri- 
can Automobile Association to take place in Washington, March 
6th and 7th, at The Raleigh, and which bids fair to be the most 
representative gathering of roads enthusiasts ever gotten to- 
gether. Sentiment has crystallized rapidly since the conven- 
tion of a year ago, with the result that at the coming assembly 
definite and important action may be expected. The question 
is a big one, but with the whole country interested, and with 
the attitude of Congress favorable, there is no longer any ques- 
tion that the Federal government should participate in this 
great undertaking. 

Assurances from various Members of Congress are to the 
effect that the memorial to Abraham Lincoln should be in the 
form of the projected National highway from Washington to 
Gettysburg. It is generally recognized that this highway would 
furnish an excellent object lesson of what National participa- 
tion in the building of good roads means, and will besides, if 
constructed, fit admirably into any great system of National 
highways which is certain to come in future years. 



It is evident from the stand taken by the automobile enthu- 
siasts of Southern California that they are going to fight the 
American Automobile Association. 

The recent races held in Los Angeles under the sanction of 
the new association shows that the gauntlet has been thrown 
down to the national body. Months ago the News Letter pre- 
dicted that this would come about if the National body did not 
recognize the fact that the prominent position the motorists of 
the Pacific Coast held in the motor world was of such promi- 
nence that it was worthy of consideration. 

The American Automobile Association is but the outgrowth 
of the league of American Wheelmen; in fact, many of the 
officers of the A. A. A. were officers in the league of American 
Wheelmen. The old A. A. W. had its troubles with California 
which resulted in the formation of a national association that 
was responsible for the loss of power of the original national 
organization. 

When the A. A. A. showed its hand in the government of 
automobile sport on the coast, a warning was given by the 
News Letter that while practically every enthusiast west of 
the Rocky mountains was heart and soul with a national gov- 
ernment organization, yet they demanded consideration. 

The great growth of the West has been built up upon the 
fundamental principles of independent personality. The man 
of the West thinks and works for himself. He gives every 
man an even break and demands the same for himself, and 
when an organization steps in and tries to rule and govern 
without giving him his day in court, then the word "fight" is 
written in the heavens. 

The disagreement between the southern enthusiasts and the 
national organization flavors very much with such a condition, 
and war is on. The men of the Pacific coast and especially of 
California do things, as is proved by the fact that the fastest 
course for a road race in the world is at Santa Monica. It has 
also been proved that some of the greatest drivers hailed from 
the Pacific Coast. Just like the old days of the bicycle, it was 




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January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



the crack riders from out West that hung up the records for 
speed and endurance. 

The Pacific coast and California is foremost in everything 
where grit, determination and a high physical and mental con- 
dition excels, hence the motorists in the south feel that in the 
possession of such a record that in their government, they 
should have a voice. They feel that they are not to be dic- 
tated to as a child in a kindergarten, and those in authority in 
the East must recognize that this is a land of man to man. 

From the action taken in the south it means that the West 
has been cut off from the East. It means that the West is to 
have a motor world of its own, and it is a certainty from past 
performances that it will demand recognition from the rest of 
the motor world, by a continuance of record breaking and phe- 
nomenal performances. 

From the reports received it is evident that the national body 
is commencing to recognize the importance of the step taken 
down south, and will attempt to re-establish itself in po wer. 
There is hardly any question but what there may be a recon- 
ciliation, but the South has put itself on record in the estab- 
lishment of the Western association, and it is almost a cer- 
tainty that from henceforth the actual government of motor 
sport on the Pacific Coast will be handled by this association. 
It may be that sanctions and registrations by the National 
body will be honored, but it is hardly possible that complete 

jurisdiction will ever be restored to the national association. 

* * * 

State Highway Commissioner Sohier, of Massachusetts, a 
State wherein roads construction and maintenance have been 
reduced to a science, frankly confesses that he is very much 
interested in the Federal Aid subject, particularly in how the 
money should be spent. Commissioner Sohier contends that it 
is absolutely essential "That the money should be spent upon 
a small enough number of roads so that there will be sufficient 
money available to make the expenditure show for something 
and be worth something, not only for one year, but for a rea- 
sonable series of years. Referring to the roads which would 
come under the head of "National," to be improved, constructed 
or maintained, the Commissioner believes that the work should 
be under control of a representative of the National government 
and a representative from the State, such selection of roads to 
be safeguarded from any semblance of the "pork barrel" propo- 
sition. 

* * * 

The legislators at Sacramento are having a gay time this 
session with the motor car. The number of bills endorsed to 
tax the ownership of motor vehicles has increased the sport 
amongst the public servants at the capital. The motor vehicle 
has made a fine target to shoot at in the game of increasing the 
revenue for political pap, while under the cloak of advancing 
the interests of highway betterments many bills for the in- 
creased taxation on motor vehicles have been endorsed. While 
the bulk of this money undoubtedly will be used for the pur- 
pose stated, yet large amounts of the same will have to be 
spent by provisions of the bill as salaries for those who will 
do the superintending. This means an increase in patronage 
of the office holder. The full meaning of this can be appre- 
ciated in the statements made by the honorable Secretary of 
State, Frank L. Jordan, who it is claimed threatens to carry it 
to a vote of the people. 

To continue the control of registration of motor vehicles 
Jordan sees in many of the bills the loss of many fine positions 
under his control, the loss of which will undoubtedly lessen his 
political power. 

While every motor car owner is willing to pay a reasonable 
amount of taxation on his car. yet in justice he feels that he 
should not be singled out as a special mark for political pirates. 
The New York law after which most of the bills are framed 
was presented almost in its entirety at the last session of the 
legislature, both houses passed it but Governor Johnson killed 
it with his pocket veto. This session some of the bills con- 
tain practically the same sum and substance except that they 
differ from the original bill by allowing the county assessors 
to tax automobiles as personal property. 

The new bills by the amounts demanded are practically a 
double taxation on personal property. It is not a license inas- 
much as the amount demanded varies according to the amount 
invested in the vehicle as shown in the segregation by horse 
power. 



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The present indications are that some of these bills will be- 
come oppressive laws if the motor car owners do not make a 
stand. At the present time the registration of motor vehicles 
numbers over 90,000 of which conservatively it can be esti- 
mated fully 60,000 are now in operation. This number of cars 
represents a tremendous amount of invested interest, as well 
as a large yearly source of revenue to the merchants and trades 
people scattered throughout the state. To pass excessive 
taxation laws will mean a curtailment in the number of ope- 
rators of motor cars, which in turn reacts on the commercial 
interests throughout the state. 

The lax interest in the actions taken by state legislators is 
responsible for the present movement at Sacramento; 60,000 
owners of automobiles in California and the number of friends 
and relatives directly interested means a voting body at any 
election that will bury obnoxious legislators so deep into po- 
litical oblivion that there will be no need of even inscribing a 
tombstone over their grave. 

If these bills become laws, the motor car owner has no one 
to blame but himself. 

* '* * 

After many months of planning and preparation, the Auto- 
mobile Club of Southern California, in conjunction with the 
State authorities, has begun the work of making clearly defined 
pathways through such sections of the desert lands of the 
State as motorists are likely to traverse. This will consist of 
so placing adequate signs every five miles that the automobilist 
will at all times know just where and how to travel. 

At present, there are 2,870 miles of desert roads in the 
counties of Kern, Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, 
San Diego and Los Angeles. The deserts which these roads 
traverse are the Mojave, Death Valley, Chuckawalla and Im- 
perial. The latter should not be confounded with the fertile 
and prosperous Imperial Valley. 

Heretofore, in all these sections of desert country there have 
only been some fifty signs for motorists, these principally in 
San Bernardino County. Few of these signs are of any value 
to the motorist to-day, for the somewhat unusual reason that 
they have been used as targets by various persons passing, and 
have been so "shot up" as to be almost undecipherable. 

The purpose of the new signs is not only to direct the motor- 
ist along the right road but to tell him where he can find nearby 
springs and water holes, directions as to locating these being 
explicit. 

These signs will be 18 inches square, of No. 16 gauge gal- 
vanized annealed steel, set crosswise on 2y a inch rounded steel 
galvanized hollow posts. Each post will be anchored with a 
cross of the same material as the pole itself. 

The desert, contrary to what many persons suppose, is by 
no means a level country. There are many miles of lava buttes 
and granite mountains, the ways among which are devious and 
almost impossible to thread if one is not informed as to the 
right road. In passing through the desert the motorist, it has 



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January 18, 1913. 



been found, faces danger and death at every turn if he has not 
equipped his car with an adequate warning signal. There 
have been so many accidents due to the inefficiency of the bulb 
horn that the various motoring organizations have seen to it 
that their members are warned of the danger of using any- 
thing but a high powered electric horn. There are many points 
where it is impossible for two cars to pass, and sharp turns 
are frequent in just such sections. 

O. K. Parker, Engineer of the Automobile Club of Southern 
California, says regarding this matter: "I have travelled over 
29,000 miles over these desert roads and through the canyons 
of the mountains of California and I would like to warn all 
motorists against placing any dependence upon the bulb horn. 
It is useless in either city or country, but a man takes his life 
in his hands who depends upon it in any way in this' country 
about which we have been speaking." 

It will take the better part of a year to accomplish the task 
of signing the desert, but the work is to be prosecuted vigor- 
ously and is part of the whole system of effort to make motor- 
ing in California as pleasant and free from danger as possible. 

* * * 

J. D. Wooster Lambert, eccentric millionaire, reputed to be 
the wealthiest young bachelor in Pasadena, is noted for his 
peculiar "stunts." Lambert would think nothing of spending 
several thousand dollars to gratify a passing whim, and re- 
cently bought a $3,000 Cole limousine just to attend the famous 
Busch ball. About to attend the debut of Miss Marie Busch, 
granddaughter of Adolphus Busch, the multi-millionaire 
brewer, Lambert found that he was in need of another auto- 
mobile. Although he owned six, none of these was of the 
closed variety, nor large enough to hold the party of four he 
wished to take to the ball at Sunset Inn. He had an $8,000 
imported car ordered, but this did not arrive in time for the 
ball. As he was passing the Bagnell Auto Company's show 
window he happened to see a Cole limousine, justsuch a car 
as he needed for the ball, and without any hesitation went in 
and purchased it. Two questions with answers sufficed to close 

the deal. 

* * * 

The star salesmen employed by the Thomas B. Jeffery Com- 
pany in marketing the new Cross Country car have been given 
an opportunity to become stock-holders in three of the leading 
railroads of the country since announcement was made of a 
sales contest in which these stocks are given as the chief 
prizes. The contest began November 15, and will continue 
until March 1st. It is called an "Immediate Delivery Con- 
test", and salesmen turning in orders for cars for immediate 
delivery are credited with points in accordance with the date 
of delivery for which the order calls. 

* * * 

"There is no revolution in the Mexican State of Yucatan," 
writes A. Escalante, a wealthy automobile dealer of Merida, 
Mexico, to Osen & McFarland, local agents for the Mitchell 
cars. "Both henequen (misal hemp) and corn, our staple pro- 
duce, yielded a very good crop, and we have been busy har- 
vesting and shipping, paying little heed to political disturb- 
ances in other States. 

"If all the cabecillas (leaders of revolutionary parties) that 
pretend to be anxious to save their country were really inter- 
ested in her welfare, they would set their men to making good 
roads, instead of starting trouble for the government — no matter 
who might be the head of that government. 

"We have no direct communication with Mexico City, not 
even a direct road that might be flatteringly called by that 
name. I have been several times in Europe; I come to the 
States at least once a year, but I have been only once in the 
Mexican capital. In going there we have to take a train to 
Progreso, endure a two days' trip on a poor steamer to Vera 
Cruz, and thence by rail again to Mexico City. The trip to 
Europe or to the United States is much easier to make. 

"However, there are plans laid out for building a highway 
from Merida to Progreso, and when it is completed, we can 
expect a good boom for the automobile business in our terri- 
tory. At present, cars can be used in the city streets only, and 
these are so narrow that it is practically impossible to use 
machines with a long wheel base. There are about twenty-five 
different makes of autos represented in Merid?, but only 12 
or 14 cars are imported every year." 



California is not the only section of the United States that is 
enjoying prosperity from the automobile standpoint. J. F. 
Martin, manager for the Buick Motor Company of Kansas City, 
has been visiting Charles S. Howard, the head of the Howard 
Automobile Company. The Coast Buick representative, Mar- 
tin, in speaking of the motor car trade in Kansas, says : 

"We may not be receiving Buicks in shipments of 75 carload 
lots, but we are having our share of the trade, and from the pres- 
ent outlook of the wheat crop, if this cold snap has not nipped 
it, the coming trade season in automobiles will be the greatest 
in the history of the State of Kansas. 

"Last year the State produced one hundred million bushels 
of wheat and twelve hundred million bushels of corn, and the 
indications were when I left home that this would be surpassed 
the coming year. Hence, if this is realized the farmers will all 
have money enough to purchase motor cars. 

"In the town of Hiawatha, of 2,500 inhabitants, 700 of them 
owned motor cars. In Pawnee County, of the 700 motor car 
owners, 500 of them drive Buicks. Kansas City records show 
that there are more Buick owners in that place than of any other 
make, except one, which is the lowest priced car on the 
market. Up to the present time we have never felt the keen 
competition of trade experienced in other sections of the 
country. We have been able to dispose of every Buick that 
the factory has been able to give us. This pleasing condition 
of trade is not only enjoyed by myself, but by many of the other 
dealers in standard makes. 

"A few years ago, when a cry was started that the farmer was 
going to the bow-wows and jeopardizing his holdings by pur- 
chasing automobiles, a large number of cars sold in Kansas was 
the target of these men, who saw capital diverted from other 
sources of expenditure through the purchase of the motor car. 

"The motor car has helped to make the State of Kansas. Be- 
fore its advent, the farmer was a farmer pure and simple, as 
we used to know him. He had large holdings, and spent much 
of his time going over his territory, which was detrimental to 
handling of his crops. With the coming of the motor car he was 
able to touch the four corners of his big ranches as often as he 
felt it to be necessary, and still is able to give as much time 
as necessary to the handling of his crops. He also has been 
able to visit the cities and sell his products. Many of the 
farmers, before the motor car came, sold their produce to the 
middleman, who went through the country, and in most cases 
did not realize its full value. To-day he sells what he grows in 
the city, and gets the highest price in the market. 

"Comparing conditions to-day with those before the motor 
car came, it can easily be seen that yearly the farmer saves 
several times the cost of his motor car in the advanced price he 
has been able to obtain." 

* * • 

At the Cleveland Automobile Show 64 of the 160 cars on 
exhibit were equipped with Goodyear Tires. A large share 
of these cars were equipped with the Goodyear Non-Skid tire. 
The non-skid properties are attained by deep-cut blocks which 
are intended to grasp the road surface in every direction. A 
new feature in. non-skid treads is embodied in the basal con- 
struction. The blocks meet at the base, so that the strain is 
distributed. It is claimed that when non-skid projections are 
separated, the strain is centered on a very small part of the 
fabric which causes a short-lived tire, but that when the 'blocks 
widen out as on this tire, the strain is distributed just as with 
smooth tread tires. 

• • * 

The cold snap of last week, while deplored by most sections 
of the State, evidently has not affected trade in and about 
Fresno. Charles Sargeant, branch manager of the Oakland 
Motor Company at Fresno, has spent the last few days in con- 
ference with Henry L. Hornberger, Coast manager of the com- 
pany. Sargeant came to the city to increase his allotment of 
Oakland cars for the Fresno district. He has secured from 
Hornberger twelve additional cars for his season, which ends 
July 31st. Since the first 1913 models recently came to the 
Coast, Sargeant has delivered 21, and has booked a large num- 
ber for future deliveries when the touring season begins. In 
speaking of the outlook, Sargeant says : 

"In the last thirty days I have traveled all through my dis- 
trict in and about Fresno. While this cold snap worried a few, 
yet there is no apparent cause for alarm, which I more than 



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fully appreciated by the orders received. The growers were 
well equipped to offset the cold spell. While it has been some 
years for any alarm on this point, yet all the well appointed 
ranchers and vineyardists have been in a position to meet the 
severe climatic conditions lately experienced. The only thing 
that has been worrying them is the lack of rain, not that they 
need a large quantity of it, but a little moisture at this time 
would tend greatly to improve conditions. The rain which is 
now at hand will more than answer the requirements, and the 
report of Secretary of State Jordan in the months to come will 
show the prosperity of the Fresno section. Time is a factor 
here, and without the motor car many business schemes handled 
by the growers would be impossible of consummation were it 
not for the motor vehicle." 

* * * 

The Federal one-ton truck which is in the service of the 
Ambrosia Cream Company of Napa, is giving the best results 
according to a letter received by the Standard Motor Car Com- 
pany, agents for the Federal truck. It is operated day and 
night, the motor being hardly idle one moment during the 24 
hours. The truck has replaced 16 horses and three men. Its 
speedometer shows 16,000 miles up to the present time, an 
average of 88 miles a day has been maintained, and the orig- 
inal tires are still good. A record of gas consumption has been 
kept and 12 miles is the average to each gallon. The company 
says that its business has shown an increase of 100 per cent 
since the adoption of the Federal, and that the quick delivery 

problem has been successfully solved through its use. 

* * • 

In speaking of the earning capacity of the motor truck, Max 
L. Rosenfeld, head of the Auto Sales Company, says : 

"At times it is hard for me to convince the business man that 
it is possible for the commercial vehicle to do and earn so much 
more than the horse. They seem skeptical, and I can easily see 
that they think I am using particular cases in telling of the 
benefits of the commercial vehicle instead of talking in general. 
Those who have adopted the motor truck soon are convinced 
that my remarks have always been conservative. 

"Whether in door-to-door deliveries, store and freight sta- 
tion hauls, or suburban trips, Alco trucks in the dry goods field 
are daily proving their superiority over horses, and are daily 
giving better service, at a saving in transportation cost. Among 
the leaders in the dry goods world who operate Alco trucks, 
and getting these results, are: L. Bamberger & Company, 
Newark, N. J.; Gimbel Bros., New York and Philadelphia; 
Lord & Taylor, New York; Snellenburg & Co., Philadelphia; 
Spokane Dry Goods Company, Spokane ; Stewart & Co., Balti- 
more; Woodward & Lathrop, Washington, D. C. 

Gimbel Brothers, of New York and Philadelphia, operate 13 ' 
Alco trucks. One of the Alcos in the employ of Lord & Taylor 
of New York works day and night, averages a 134 mile haul, 
and displaces 12 horses — six two-horse teams. Snellenburg & 
' Company, of Philadelphia, testify that their Alco does double 
the work of a three-horse van. The Alco, in the service of the 
Spokane Dry Goods Company of Spokane, replaces five horses 

at a saving of one-third over the cost of horse delivery. 

* » * 

What is believed to be the most comprehensive discussion on 
intensified salesmanship and advertising for the retail automo- 
bile merchants is the proceedings of the General Sales Conven- 
tion held in Indianapolis recently, which has been issued by 
President J. J. Cole, of the Cole Motor Car Company, the origi- 
nator of the convention idea which resulted in the formation of 
the Automobile Sales Association. This organization meets 
next year in Detroit. The book is a full discussion of the sell- 
ing of motor cars to-day, and the methods that the automobile 
dealer should take in handling the sale of cars, how to properly 
advertise them, and work with a viewpoint of pleasing his cus- 
tomer, and at the same time to make money. It is understood 
that the books will be distributed to all persons making appli- 
cation for them to President J. J. Cole. 

• • • 

Henry Auger, of Chanslor & Lyon Company, has just left 
for New York, where he will visit the big automobile shows. 
Under the new arrangements whereby all branch houses of 
Chanslor & Lyon were concentrated with the head office in San 
Francisco, Auger was appointed head of the purchasing depart- 
ment, and in keeping with the policy of the company to be 
abreast of the times, he has been ordered to New York and 



the other big shows of the East to thoroughly investigate the 
accessory market. While this in part is a pleasure trip for 
Auger and his wife, with the compliments of the company, yet 
it has another object of the officers in having their heads be- 
come familiar with the latest that is to be offered to the motor 
car owner. 

"The new year has made many changes in the personnel of 
the companies along Automobile Row. The latest is reported 
by Samuel L. Crim, the head of the Reliance Automobile Com- 
pany, agents for the Knox pleasure cars and truck. He has 
just secured the services of W. W. MacDonald. MacDonald 
is one of the best known men in the auto game, having joined 
it in its infancy, and of late years concentrated his endeavors 
on the commercial vehicle. He will be in charge of the Knox- 
Martin Tractor department of the Reliance Company. 

* * » 

"Growth of the Velie concerns in Moline has necessitated 
expansion and increase in capitalization, and stockholders have 
just authorized two big issues," says Max L. Rosenfeld, the 
head of the Auto Sales Company, local agent for the Velie car. 

"Capital stock of the Velie Motor Vehicle Company will be 
advanced from $600,000 to $800,000, and that of the Velie En- 
gineering Company is to be doubled, the increase being from 

$100,000 to $200,000." 

* * * 

Mr. Wm. R. Johnston, who has for the past two years been 
Pacific Coast manager of the Stromberg Motor Devices Com- 
pany and the Stewart & Clark Manufacturing Company, has 
tendered his resignation to the first concern, and hereafter will 
devote all of his time to the newly formed Stewart-Warner 
Speedometer Corporation, making his headquarters at the San 
Francisco branch as Pacific Coast manager. Other branches 
on the Pacific Coast will be located at Los Angeles, Portland 
and Seattle. 

Mr. Johnston's successor on the Stromberg line has not been 
appointed as yet, but will assume his new duties after February 
1st. Mr. Johnston has been with the Stromberg Motor Devices 
Company for a period of five years, or practically since it was 
first organized, coming to the Coast in May, 1908, as their 
Pacific Coast representative. 

* * * 

The newly formed Stewart-Warner Speedometer Corporation, 
which takes over both the Stewart and Warner factories and 
business of both concerns, have taken over the Warner stocks 
on the Pacific Coast that were formerly carried by the Halliwell 
Company, who acted as Warner agents. The Warner stocks at 
San Francisco and Los Angeles have been transferred to the 
Stewart branches at these two points, and the same service is 
now being given to Warner users and customers as has been 
accorded Stewart owners and users. Every favor and courtesy 
possible is extended to all Warner users, who are invited to call 
at the present location of the Stewart-Warner Speedometer 
Corporation, 307 Golden Gate avenue. Arrangements are be- 
ing made for a new location in the heart of the new Automobile 
Row, on Van Ness avenue, between Bush and Pine, where a 
total of 5,000 square feet will be had for offices, service depart- 
ment, stock rooms, etc. 

* * * 

William R. Johnston. Pacific Coast manager of the Stewart- 
Warner Speedometer Corporation; Mr. Arthur Dawson, of the 
Lozier Motor Company, and Mr. G. A. Hirsch, Sacramento 
agent of Lozier and Overland cars, will leave for the Chicago 
Show on Wednesday, January 29th, on the Overland Limited. 
Several other dealers and supply men have voiced themselves 
as desiring to leave here on the same date, and those wishing 
accommodations should get in touch with G. W. Lippman, Pas- 
senger Agent of the Southern Pacific Company, Flood Building. 
Tel. Kearny 3160. It is desirous to have as many as possible 
who are contemplating attending the Chicago Show to take this 

train. 

* • • 

The new Light Six just announced by the Lozier Motor Com- 
pany is one of the season's most talked of events. This new 
Light Six was not announced for the market until it had passed 
through a year of experiment. The new car is now as perfect 
mechanically and in its appointments as any car ever sold by 
the Lozier Motor Company. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



Every automobile dealer loves to hear the good things said 
about his car, and to receive records of their consistent per- 
formance. Samuel Crim, the head of the Reliance Automobile 
Company, agent for the Knox pleasure and commercial cars, is 
human in this line. Some time ago he requested C. W. Ayers, 
of Jamestown, Cal., to write him of his experience with his 
Knox car. Ayers, who is an enthusiastic motorist, promised 
that he would, but not until he had passed the 20,000 mile 
mark. Distance is a fad with some owners, and Crim, realiz- 
ing this, paid no further attention, and forgot all about his re- 
quest until he received a letter from Ayers. His letter was 
even more enthusiastic when he wrote than in his previous in- 
terview, and says: 

"Some time ago I promised I would write you a letter giving 
a statement of my experience with my Knox 40 tonneauette car 
that I bought of you in February, 1910, and after I had driven 
it 20,000 miles. I passed the 20,000 mile mark near Fresno 
recently while on my way up from Bakersfield to San Francisco, 
and, agreeable to my promise, I am writing the letter. 

"My business as oil and mining engineer takes me over the 
most unfrequented and roadless portions of the country, and, 
during the last two and a half years I have given the car almost 
constant and very severe use over alrflost impassable roads 
from the high Sierra Nevada Mountains to and across the hot 
sandy desert and oil fields of the South, where the term 'road' 
as applied to the public highways is a huge joke. 

"In the winter months, through the slush and mud on the low 
lands, and over snow and ice in the mountains; through sand, 
dust, chuck holes and intense heat of the desert in the sum- 
mer time, has the car gone without a whimper or protest, and in 
no instance has it failed to extricate itself from the many trying 
and terrible situations encountered. I have driven the car my- 
self every mile it has run since owning it, and have a record 
of all the expense and repair bills. Outside of springs broken 
and tires worn out, it has not cost me over one hundred dollars 
for repairs during all this time. The fact that I frequently 
break springs is good evidence of the severe use and great 
strain put on all parts of the machine, and yet every part of it 
is now intact and in perfect condition to-day. I believe the car 
can challenge the record in the following details : 

"Has gone 20,000 miles, and never taken down or overhauled. 

"Has had valves ground but twice during this time. 

"Engine compression as good to-day as first day's run. 

"Has same spark plugs, valves and springs furnished with 
car. 

"Carburetor, magneto and sparking system never disturbed. 

"Oiling system as perfect as when put in. 

"Can speed up to 60 miles per hour, and take all grades of 
Altamont hills on high. 



"I had intended having the car opened up and overhauled at 
this time, but the engine runs like a humming bird, and all 
other parts are in perfect condition, so I have concluded to go 
another 20,000 miles, and then put an impassable barrier in 
front of all competitors. 

"I attribute much of this condition of my car to a plentiful 
supply of Monogram oil in lubricating system. It seems to me 
to be cheaper to use the best of oils and grease than to pay re- 
pair bills. I also believe that in running as I do with my muffler 
open at all times that much of the carbon and foreign substances 
in oil and gas escapes through the exhaust instead of accumu- 
lating in the cylinders. 

"I also wish to say a word for Fisk tires, which I have al- 
ways used and had splendid satisfaction, and that in my opinion 
the Fisk demountable rim is the very best made. 

"It would be impossible for me to give an account of the 
many difficult stunts this car has performed, but if you will 
ask any who have traveled with me you will learn that I am 
considered a hard driver, and it requires a good car to stand 
the severe strain, and yet I never have had a break down 
or an accident of any kind. 

"I think this is owing to the powerful and excellent construc- 
tion of my car, its easy yet certain control, and the perfect bal- 
ance it maintains while going at a high rate of speed. So far 
as I can see, my car is just as good to-day, after 20,000 miles 
going, as it was when I bought it, and there is no apparent rea- 
son why it should not last me as long as I have need of a car. 
I can safely recommend the Knox car as the car of strength and 
durability, speed, utility and perfect satisfaction." 



BETTS 

CRESCENT GRADE 

AUTOMOBILE SPRINGS 

Guaranteed against break 
age or settling for 
one year 



Phone 
Kearny 2472 




Manufactured by 

BETTS SPRING CO. 

888-890 Folsom St. 
Sin Frinei&co. Cal. 



Copyright 1912 Betts Spring Co. 



The 



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Th e Greatest Advance in American Automobile Construction 

Because every detail and improvement has been considered with 
a view of increasing the comfort, luxury, convenience and 
safety of Regal owners. 

ASK ANY REGAL OWNER WHAT SORT OF SERVICE HIS CAR GIVES HIM 

FRANK O. RENSTROM COMPANY <™ e House q lss^>. 



Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues 
San Francisco 



DISTRIBUTORS 



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Oakland 

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January 18, 1913. 



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A.R.MoslerfirCo. - 


Western Representative 
ALFRED H. CO ATES 

444 Maiket Street 


NEW YORK, N. Y. 


San Francisco 
Cal. 



Store Your Car in a 

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Down Town 

Special care and attention given to garaging and storage of 
motor cars. We have the best equipped garage in the West. 
Every facility for taking care of automobiles. 

Located in the Heart of the Hotel District 

DOW & GREEN 



415 to 431 Taylor St., Bet. Geary and O'Farrell Sts. 
16 to 32 Shannon St. 



Tel. Franklin 4336 
Tel. Franklin 4337 



Light Your Automobile With the 

DYNETO 

Automatic Electric Lighting System 

Guarantee Battery Co. 

Pacific Coast Agents 
(30 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco 

Call and See Demonstration 



PHOTOGRAPHS 



Call on Ui when you want photographs of any kind. 
We car. and will please you. Our new studio, the 
largest west of New York, covers 9.000 square feet of 
floor space and Is completely equipped for every branch 
of our buelneps. You are cordially Invited to call and 
we will be very glad to take you through the different 
departments, portrait, commercial, copying, enlarging. 
Kodak, etc. You will be Interested. 

ARTHUR 8PAULDINQ CO.. 
Everything In Modern Photography. 

625-633 Eddy St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Phones— Franklin 1184. Home C 40S4 



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Motor Cars 



Tilt Thomas B. Jeffery Compmy of California, 285 Geary Street, Sao Francisco 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States. Canada and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. 

OF HARTFORD 
PACIFIC BRANCH— SIS California Street. San Fraorisco 



Tips to Automobilists 

(CUT THIS OUT.) 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 



SAN MATEO COUNTY. 
CYPRESS LODGE, BELMONT.— Phone Belmont 111. Touring informa- 
tion. Meals at all hours. Our specialty, steaks and broils; cold lunches. 
Private dining rooms. Thoroughly equipped bar, 
NELSON & JOHNSON, Propr. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 

SAN JOSE.— Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We eater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies in connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of first and St. James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— Lamolle Grill, 36-38 North First street. The best French 
dinner in California, 75 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties given 
particular attention. i 

SAN JOSE.^WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and St. James 
street, 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire-proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. 

PALO ALTO.— PALO ALTO GARAGE. 443 Emmerson St. Tel.. P. A. 
333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries in stock. Gasoline, oil, 
repairing, lathework, vulcanizing. Open day and night. 



PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 



Expert Automobile Washing and Polishing 
By SKILLED Workmen 

Only the very best automobile soaps, 
new and clean sponges and chamois 
used. Day service a specialty. 



E. R. WOLFKIEL V,n Ness Ave, at Golden Gate Ave . 
Phone Franklin 2399 



Phone Sutter 300 



J. R. WILSON, Mgr. 



FOURTH ST. GARAGE CO. 

417-421 FOURTH STREET 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Touring Cars at Commercial Trucks 

All Hours A Specialty 

OPEN ALL NIGHT 



THE CHAMPION WIND SHIELD 

IS GUARANTEED 




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HIGHEST QUALITY GREATEST STRENGTH 

Champion Wind Shield Mfg. Co. 



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San Francisco 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



The Reo car is now represented in Sonoma County by A. C. 
Bucher, who is located at the county-seat at Santa Rosa. Ever 
since the Reo-Pacific Company has had control over the Pacific 
Coast, this section of California has been practically open ter- 
ritory. Norman De Vaux, the head of the Reo-Pacific Com- 
pany, has never appointed a representative in this section, as 
he has been desirous when making final arrangements to secure 
some one to not only give Reo owners quick deliveries when 
purchasing, but a service that is in keeping with the policy of 
not only the Pacific Coast representative, but of the factory. 

Sonoma County, and especially along the Russian River val- 
ley, is one of the richest in the State, and practically every 
land owner is an automobile enthusiast. In the appointment, 
De Vaux says : 

"In placing our agency with A. C. Bucher, we feel that he 
will not only be a good representative from a financial stand- 
point in handling the Reo and Little cars, but he is in a position 
to give the best of service to owners of both of these lines. It 
means a tourist traveling the Coast will have as good a service 
in Santa Rosa as if he was to stop in at our headquarters in 
this city. The new agency is carrying a full line of parts, and 
is mechanically equipped to meet every need of the owner." 




A— Show* double, 
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C— Shows •lanrwise bridces 
D— Shows absorbing means wh 
passing over an obstruction 



MOTZ Cushion Tires 

For Pleasure Cars and Light Delivery Can 

Send for Pamphlet 141 

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■Um 409 E. 15th St.. Kansas City. Mo.; 2352 Euclid Ave.. Cleveland 

Ohio; 4 Dundee St.. Boston. Mass.. 300 N. Craig St.. Pitts- 
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As with PLUGS so with MAGNETOS, COILS, 
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545 Golden Gait Ave. l-i\_ V-T« \-/iTA i Franklin 4143 



Goodrich Tires 

Best in the Long Run 

The B. F.Goodrich. Company 

341-347 Market Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Los Angeles Oakland Fresno Sacramento 



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Phone Market 6370 

42 Van Ness Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 



FISK TIRES 



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Made to fit all style rims 

For Sale by all Dealers 



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The Marion Motor Car Co. 

146-348 Golden Gate Ave. 

SAN FRANCISCO 



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Machinists and Engineers 

Automobile Repairing a Specialty 

)jo Golden Gate Avenue, bet. Hyde 

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Phones: Franklin 4Sa). Home J aoi* 



THERMOS 

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COMPANY 

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M®w AnntoiMiolME® [R@Aftiraiftii@ifi}§ 



New licenses were issued to the folloiving purchasers of au- 
tomobiles in San Francisco and vicinity for the week ending 
January I lth. The number of automobile licenses authorized to 
date for the State of California is 91,092: 



WOOLEY, Jack 1 , Onita Apts., 22d and Telegraph Ave.; Oakland. .Ramblei 

HAMMOND, C. I.. 8125 Pacific Ave.. Alameda Haynes 

COX, JOHN D., Bakersfieia, Kern County Studebaker 

HART. C. W., 328 I lager St.. San Fernando Ford 

BROWN, C, C, Durham, Butta County Cartercar 

WHITING, A. s., Palermo, Butte County Oakland 

RIEBLER, GEO., Placerville Overland 

STANDARD (HI. CO., Sheldon Bldg., S. F Mack 

HYMAN, DR. SOL, 3421 Jackson St., S. F Abbott-Detroit 

101. 1. b ITT. ALBERT H., hi" Harding Bklg., S. F Cadillac 

MOORE, W. 10.. 3416 21st St.. S. F Chalmers 

ABLER, BKRTHA C„ 3575 Clay St., S. F Ohio 

ADAMS, JNO. C Bay Place and Harrison St.. Oakland Alco 

WEBB, F. H.. Exeter, Tulare County , Ford 

< 'A 1 ' V. F. P., R. F. D. No. 3, Box IS, Fresno Regal 

HAKE, MRS. CHARLES, Berryessa, San Jose Little 

NOBLE, FRANK, Kern and P Sts.. Fresno Ford 

ALLYN, F. A.. Fowler, Fresno County Ford 

CHASE. H. B.. Pacific Grove, Monterey County Abbott-Detroit 

WILBUR. DICK. 417 E Weber Ave.. Stockton Studebaker 

CARRINGTON, B., 410 4th St.. Santa Rosa Ford 

BRADLEY, J. E., 495 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa Ford 

FREER, JAS., Dinuba, Tulare County Reo 

HRUMBACH, M. P.. P. O. Box 11, Clovis EVerltt 

BROWN, J. E., R. F. n. No. 2. Box 83A, Fresno Marathon 

HOMER, IS. B., Woolake, Tulare County Reo 

WEBBER, CHAS. S„ 407 No. El Dorado, Stockton Hupp 

iiiiknsby, JAS. S., Pittsburg, Contra Costa County Overland 

HATCH, C. A.. Morgan Hill Studebaker 

ANDERSON, PHILIP, R. F. D. No. 21. Box Id. San Jose Studebaker 

GOLDSMITH, MARY, 275 So. Priest St., San .lose Oakland 

CORBALEY, PLATT M., Box 87, San JadntO Sears 

FUDGE, E. E., Parlier Overland 

RUSTHOL, J. P.. Areata. Humboldt County Cole 

BOWMAN, W. J., Broadway Oarage. Chico Studebakci 

STERN, C. R., 1645 Clay St.. S. F Overland 

GLOVER, DR. C. A., 1629 Larkin St.. S. F Overland 

MALLOUX, ARTHUR, San Ml F.-M-F 

WHITNEY, E. E., 2029 Fresno St.. Fresno Rambler 

POPLIN, R. i... Santa Paula, Ventura County Ford 

MONTE FRUIT CO., 90 North Market St., Stockton Kiss.-! 

SIMPSON, CHAS.. Willows i 

KIGGENS, W. B., Lindsay, Tulare County Ford 

RBJEL, \ I., Grafton, Yolo County Rambler 

ALFRED, w. H„ Newman, Stanislaus County 

WALDIH, ALEXANDER, 11", Main St.. Santa Paula ..Ford 

WIRTH, w. A.. Kernvllle, Kara County Overland 

STANDARD mi, ''''.. Sacn I Klaael 

MAGEE, thus.. ;, Montgi S, F Flat 

McKEE, JNO. D., 8456 Washington si . s. F 

harms, ELMER 1., :■■■ Henrj St B I Hupp 

ARKHLL, JOS.. 1301 Taylor St.. s. F 

BELL, REGINALD, Call Bids., S. F 

JOHNSON, JNO. A.. El Nldo Apis. Madison St., Oakland ..., Chalmers 

REALT1 BONDS A FINANCE CO., I'M 14th BL. Oakland 

HAVENS, WICKH i Bank ot Bav. Bldg., Oakland ....Cadillac 

I40RRISON, C. A., 2001 Durant An 

BROOKHART, P. n . HE W. Poplar St.. Stockton 

PARKINSON, O. Ii, >S0 10. Poplai si. Stockton .. 

AUSTIN BROS., -'ii 10. Main si. Stookton 

BIGGS, i; iv. i.o.ii. San Joaquin Count i 

\\ \rriov a i inland, Glenn County 

CLARK, II. II.. Lin., .hi 

MORSE, LEONARD, i.l" 6th Ave.«jG F 

U EBB T, S .. 2877 Mission St . S 1' 

DYE, io 1 1 Oakland 

SIBLEY, 10. Dlnubn Franklin 

KIRKPATRICK, .1. M.. I'-ak, . 
\ i .1 ;ri: rS ', I Bali 
V \M lERGRI FT, B. W., S 
cranio, Q. c. . Santa i'a: i. Ventura Count) 
BEACH, 10 10 . K i' i ■ Mo I Sanl 
hawk County . 

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G IRLICK, iotiia F.. 225 Eighth Ave., s. F Fla 

BENNETT, Mn. 1 1. GATES, 2090 Devisadero St., s F \ 

ORO I 'EVELOPMENT CO., 1007 First Nat. Bk. Rldk.. S. F i. 

EAST, FRANCIS A. I Market St., s. F Bi I- 

GREEN, MRS. I. G., 2435 Franklin St., S. F Ohio 

EAST, JAS. .1 ., 1040 Market St., S. F Packard 

BEARWALI I, TOBIAS, 1401 Noe St., S. F 

ESMIOL, A., 1301 Stockton St., S. F i a 

WOHLHUTER, J. F.. 471 25th St.. Oakland Moon 

CLAY, P. T„ 1560 28th Ave., Oakland 

THOMPSON, WM„ 1413 Sth St., Alameda Ford 

HECKER, F. W., 6th and Broadway, Chico Overland 

MADERA SUGAR PINE CO., Madera Slutz 

MARTIN, JOS., 215 E. Oak St., Stockton Ford 

McCABLE, .1. C, Porterville Cadillac 

MAY, INC., A. P., Coalinga Reo 

JONES, O. A.. Woodland Ford 

ROBINSON, BEN. Snelling Ford 

SAMSON IRON WORKS, Aurora and Jefferson Sts., Stockton. . .Federal 

SAUNDERS, WM..E. G., 1832 Tulare St., Fresno Overland 

WAGERS, O. D„ Healdsburg Chalmers 

PERSICO, LEO F„ 164 South St., Richmond Bulck 

RINES, L. W., R. F, D. No. 4, Box 12A, Modesto Ford 

WASSERMAN GATTMAN CO., The Nonpareil Sacramento Ford 

COON, S. B., 417 15th St.. Sacramento Buick 

REY, MRS. MABEL S„ Visalia. Tulare County Everitt 

GEOFFORY, JR., AUGUST, Market and Bassett Sts.. San Jose Hupp 

REED, LKROY, 1007% Third St., Sacramento E-M-F 

PJILSON. A. .!.. 2315 L St., Sacramento Ford 

LOCKE, CLAY, 1701 K St., Sacramento Pope-Hartford 

PAGE, s. It.. 2518 Pacific Ave.. S. F Packard 

LARSON, P. F., 178 Guerrero St., S. F Regal 

HUGHES, II. J., 27th and Guerrero St., S. F Paige 

PACIFIC GAS & ELEC CO.. 4r5 Sutler St.. S. F Loco 

HARRIGAN WEIDENMULLER C, 345 Montgomery St.. S. F Buick 

CHAPMAN, SADYE E., 2030 Clement St., S. F I I 

BURKE, W. F., Olympic Club. S. F Garford 

GILLEY, WALTER R., care Cuyler Lee. Van Ness and Jackson, S. F. . . 

Packard 

BALART. B. D„ 22S Capp St, S. F Stutz 

VARNBY, THOS. H. B., 1265 Masonic Ave., S. F Fierce-Arrow 

MOSHER, II. A.. 421 Stat. -a Av.-.. Oakland National 

STANDARD "U. CO., Oakland Had 

BRONSON, P. li.. 2in Broadway, Oakland White 

ii BLODGBTT MOTOR CO., 18th and Madison, Oakland Flanders 

SCHLUETER & CO., A., 1314 Washington St., Oakland Ford 

DILLINGHAM, II. A.. Laguna Vista Apis.. Oakland Ford 

DALZIBL, MRS. DAVID, 146 Hlllcr. Overland 

JADERBERG, .iiossio. Turlock, Stanislaus County Ford 

PLUMMER, MARIi 'N, Madera Foul 

HUMPHREYS, M. o.. 122 ESmhurat St., Fresno 

COOKSON, H io., 40.", University Ave.. Palo Alto Chalmers 

SPRAGUE, C. O., 1010 K St. Studebaker 

ORD, w I' Fresno Cadillac 

KAUKE, FRANK. T.-mple Bar Bids., Fresno 

BENTLEY, T. R.. Salinas, Monterey County 

martin A ROSEBROOK, Hamilton City, Glenn County overland 

SMITH, ALBERT FRANK, l Hanford 

PEASE, C. 'I sto.kl..n 

HANSEN. M. P.. Alton. Humboldt County Cadillac 

CHAPPELL, F. M 

PHELPS, I. I. ml Bird St, Orovllle 

ii K.. li" Third St. i ..Ford 

:. FI010R1.F.Y A . Kik Grove. £ .Ford 

Hawkins. ....Cadillac 

RAMACHER. LERI »Y, I: 

I8TER, .1 R . B I 

HILDT, J M. R 

\ WLT. K.. T«ft. Ki-r 
JOHNSON, 



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I.. ITD, MRS 

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U6 11th St.. Sacramento 

I'ACIFl r 

AUNDRY CO., IK Sanchez St., S. F. ...Pope-Hartford 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



Reports from London, England, have reached this country, 
bearing out the assertions that the Underslung Cars produced 
in the United States have undergone abroad the severest of 
tests and come through with flying colors. Official trials have 
lately been completed which concede these models the stamp 
of approval of all England. 

"The sum total effect accomplished by the United States 
manufacturers who have adopted underslung construction," 
says a British expert in a recent issue of the English journal 
The Autocar, is to lower the center of gravity and thus prevent 
overturning. 

"This advantage is especially noticeable in running up a 
winding hill or fairly steep gradient. Frequently there are 
hills of this nature with corners clear enough as regards vision 
to take quite fast, but sharp enough to be distinctly awkward 
to negotiate. With the Underslung, the only limiting factor in 
cornering would appear to be the tires. 

"The car under my observation in a recent three day test 
was an Underilung Roadster exported from the United States 
by the Regal Motor Car Company. Starting in the heart of the 
London traffic after a preliminary couple of hundred yards on 
the second speed just to see that the engine was running as it 
ought to, the top speed was put in, and the rest of the journey 
across London was accomplished entirely on the direct gear. 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the remainder of the three days' trip, 
and can now appreciate why there is so much enthusiasm shown 
both in England and Scotland for underslung cars. The theories 
which the American engineers have advanced have been real- 
ized, and these cars can now be said to have won the approval 
o£ England. Their practical design and efficient construction 
reflect great credit on the men who build them." 

* * » 

A summing up of the records for the racing season in the 
East shows the Kline cars in a favorable light. A comparison 
of statistics of the year's racing, irrespective of horsepower 
ratings, shows that out of a field of 59 different makes of cars 
the Klines stand twelfth, which is ahead of many cars of much 
greater horsepower and greater piston displacement. They also 
have the distinction of having won nine first places and third 
money on two races, out of twenty starts, failing to finish in but 
two races, because of unavoidable tire troubles. 



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and California Advertiser 



29 




A MEMORY. 

I could not ask him for his love, 

His arm to shield and succor me; 
I asked him for a fragile thing — 

A precious memory. 

I gave it all a mother's love, 

I gave it all a mother's care ; 
I keep it clean and very sweet; 

It grows up straight and fair. 

When other women say to me, 

"Where is the father of your child?" 

Perhaps they grieve — but I grieve not — 
I'm more than reconciled. 

If I be sad it comforts me; 

If I be glad it shouts for joy; 
Its strong young arms encircle me, 

Just like a laughing boy. 

The man is coming home again, 

But I've grown wiser now than he. 
I choose between him and the child — 

I keep my memory. 

— M. F. Patton in Harper's Weekly. 



RETURN. 



My life's best yea'rs were spent 

In thought of you. 
You heeded not, but went 

The whole world through; 
And while you wandered free 

Hope died for me. 
Now, wearied, worn, you come 

To me for rest. 
You claim, dear heart, for home, 

My waiting breast. 
'Tis yours — but wan with tears 

Of wasted years. 

— Curtis Hidden Page in Harper's. 



THE TRUSTEE. 



So full of sunshine were his days, 
So golden and so rare the ways 
On which he trod, so sweetly fair, 
He feared he'd more than his full share. 
Hence his resolve that he would be 
In Hope his fellow man's Trustee, 
To have and hold these gifts of life 
Not for himself, but those in strife; 
Relieving care with acts of grace, 
And helping others in the race 
So grim, so stern, so void of chance 
For them chained down by circumstance — 
And as he spreads his gifts of peace 
The more his surplus joys increase! 

— John Kcndrick Bang in Harper's. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1913. 



1863 



1913 



FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $8,650,000 

FIRE MARINE AUTOMOBILE 

California and Sansome Streets, San Francisco, California. 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



A strong, well -managed Institution; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Geo. E. Billings Roy C. Ward Geo. B. Dinsmore J. C. Mcussdorffer James W. Dean 

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Phone Douglas 2283 
Home Phone C 2899 



The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 

OP HARTFORD. ESTABLISHED 1850. 

SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

Capi tal $1,000,000 

Total Assets 7,786,110 

Surplus to Policyholders 3,266,021 

Pacific Department: 

Alaska Commercial Building - San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

PHYSICIANS. 
Dr. W. P. Agnew has moved his office to this city, and Is now to be 
found in Room 42-i. Flood Building. 

NOTARY PUBLIC 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately. 
107 Montgomery street, near Sutter. San Francisco. 'Phone Douglas 60 1. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Eames tricycle chair. 1714 
Market street, near Octavia. Telephone Park 2940. 

DENTISTS. 

W. A. Bryant, M. D., D. D. S., Surgery of the Head and Neck. Consul- 
tation hours: 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.; G to 8 p. m 2941 "Wusnlngton street. 
Telephone West 1039. 

Dr. G. F. Nevtus, Dentist. Formerly 814 Eddy St.. now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Ellis and Market. 

ATTORN E.S- AT- LAW. 
Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R. T. Leaner and H. J. Rlegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless without knife. 
Bunions and in-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 
205-206 Westbank Building, 830 Market street, San Francisco. 



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Special Department for Ladles. 
Open Day and Night for Ladles and Gentlemen. 
Al. Johnson, formerly of Sutter Street Hammam. has leased th« 
Sultan Turkish Baths, where he will be glad to ses his old and nsw 
customers. 



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The third annual report of Western States Life Insurance 
Company of San Francisco is a remarkable showing for a 
company that was licensed to begin business so recently as 
June 25, 1910. The company has already a round 4,000 policy- 
holders and a paid-up insurance in force of $9,384,550. The 
total paid-for insurance for 1912 over that of 1911 showed a 
gain of 2,113 policies for $4,243,775, while the total premium 
gain of income of 1912 over 1911 was $162,505. The increase 
in new insurance paid-for in cash in 1912 over that of 1911 
amounted to 1,169 policies for $1,704,175, and the admitted as- 
sets of December, 1912, over those of 1911 records an increase 
of $75,966. The increase of the total paid-for insurance in 
force in California for 1912 over 1911 was 1,346 policies for 
$2,965,275. The slogan of the Western States Life Insurance 
Company is "Keep Your Money in the West," and the above 
figures indicate that the management is attaining its object in 
a very practical manner. On December 31, 1912, the total ad- 
mitted assets of the company were $1,461,792.41. Warren Por- 
ter, president of Western States Life Insurance Company, has 
been roundly congratulated on the remarkably successful year's 
record made under his management. 

• • • 

Miss Bertha Strauss, secretary of the Edward A. Woods 
agency of the Equitable Life at Pittsburgh, has placed a group 
policy covering more than 1,200 employees of the Rosenbaum 
Company, one of the largest department stores in Pittsburgh. 
The terms of the policy cover employees to the limit of one 
year's salary, not exceeding $2,500, and excluding those earn- 
ing less than $5 a week. Miss Strauss entered the service of 
the Woods agency in 1893 as stenographer to the agency secre- 
tary. She was successively advanced until November, 1910, 
when she became secretary of the agency, in which position 
she has shown great skill in planning and conducting agency 
meetings. She has been a large personal producer of business, 
having at one time secured the second largest annual premium 

ever paid to the agency. 

• • • 

Preliminary reports of life companies operating in California 
indicate a record production of life insurance in the State dur- 
ing 1912. Companies generally report substantial increases 
over the amount written during the previous year, and it is ex- 
pected that the production of 1912 will exceed that of 1911 by 
more than $15,000,000. The Pacific Mutual Life, which has led 
for production of California business for a number of years, 
probably led the companies again during 1912. The company 
expects its paid-for business in the State for the year to exceed 
$7,000,000. The Western States Life paid for $4,419,350 of 
new business in California last year. These figures, the com- 
pany states, are final, and represent its actual business. The 
New York Life estimates its paid-for California business for 
1912 at $6,200,000, an increase of $1,400,000 over 1911. 

• • * 

The annual report of the Home Insurance Company for 1912, 
on the risks, premiums, losses paid and losses incurred for the 
Pacific Coast division of States, British Columbia and Colorado, 
makes an extraordinarily good showing. The totals, including 
Colorado, are as follows: Risks, $115,249,217; premiums, 
$1,526,118; losses paid, $598,767; and losses incurred, $582,876. 
The cred't for the increase in business and extensions is largely 

due lo Vice-President Frederick C. Buswell. 

• * * 

George H. Tyson, general agent for the Pacific Department 
of the Phoenix of Hartford, reports that the company's pro- 
gress during the year has been highly satisfactory, and that 
the assets show an increase of approximately $400,000, while 

the net surplus gained $500,000. 

» « * 

The Caledonian Insurance Company, in recognition of years 
of faithful service by Thomas J. Conroy, its former Pacific 
Coast manager at San Francisco, has decided to provide an an- 
nuity for his benefit. 



January 18, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



31 



The contract for furnishing the bonds of officials of Los An- 
geles County for the year 1913 has been awarded to the South- 
western Surety, and the premiums will be paid from the county 
funds. The award followed more than a month's efforts on the 
part of the county to secure reduced rates, but all the com- 
panies operating at Los Angeles are members of the Surety As- 
sociation of America, and refused to bid lower than the Towner 
manual. 

« * » 
George S. Manvell, manager of the Sun Insurance office, the 
oldest fire insurance company in the world, retired December 
31st, after forty-nine years' service. He became foreign man- 
ager in 1897, having previously been foreign superintendent, 
and a few years ago was made manager. George E. Mead, sec- 
retary of the Sun, will succeed Mr. Manvell as manager, several 
other officials being moved up one grade. 

• • * 

The Metropolitan Life made a notable record for the produc- 
tion of ordinary business for the year 1912 in the Pacific Coast 
field. Its paid-ior business aggregated seven and a half mil- 
lion dollars, while the business written reached the immense 
total of $10,889,934. Assistant Secretary George B. Scott and 
his army of loyal assistants have reason to be proud of this 
achievement. 

« * * 

Property of the Hollon Parker Company in Walla Walla 
County was sold last week at Walla Walla at sheriff's sale to 
pay a judgment against it secured by Dorsey Hill as receiver 
of the defunct Walla Walla Fire Insurance Company. The land 
— consisting of city and farm property — brought $121,650, 
while the judgment amounted to $163,456. A deficiency judg- 
ment will be asked for the remainder. Dorsey Hill, as re- 
ceiver, bought most of the property. 

« * * 

The Los Angeles fire department responded to 1824 fire 
alarms during 1912, which was more than in any other year. 
The heaviest previous year was in 1911, with a total of 1600 
alarms. Fire Chief Eley states that 50 per cent of the fires 
were from preventable causes and due to carelessness. He 
has asked the city council for an ordinance which will give him 
authority to clean up stores and apartment houses. He has also 

asked for four additional inspectors. 

* • • 

Dr. Charles Theo. Cutting, former medical director of the 
Empire Life of Seattle, will give a course of lectures during 
February to the senior class of the Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege of the Pacific Coast at San Francisco, on the subject of 
insurance examining. 

The annual report of Fire Chief Bywater of Salt Lake places 
the total fire loss for 1912 at $88,884.05, with insurance at 
$74,175.05. On a basis of 100,000 population, the fire loss is 
therefore about 85 cents per capita. There were 401 fires during 
the year to which the department was called. 

Charles H. Turner has purchased the interest of William P. 
Burke & Company, a San Francisco brokerage firm. The com- 
pany has been reorganized and its name changed to Brothers, 
Turner & Company. 

Harry Benner, superintendent of agencies for the George H. 
Tyson general agency, at San Francisco, is on his annual tour 
of local agencies in the Pacific Northwest. Benner will be 
gone about one month. 

The Oakland Title Insurance and Guaranty Company of 
Oakland has applied to the California Insurance Department 
for a license. The company was incorporated several months 
ago with an authorized capital of $300,000. 

F. Robertson Jones, assistant secretary of the Fidelity & 
Casualty, has resigned to accept the position of secretary of 
the Workmen's Compensation Publicity Bureau. 

The Indemnity Exchange Mutual Fire Insurance Association 
of Los Angeles has applied to the State Insurance Commissioner 
for a license. 

Thomas Edwards, special agent of the Republic Underwriters 
for four years, has been made associate manager jointly with 
J. E. Anderson, under the firm name of Anderson & Edwards. 

The Maturity Life Association, an assessment life project, 
with headquarters in this city, has applied for a license to com- 
mence business. John R. Tyrrell, an attorney, is president. 

Ernest E. Price has been appointed special agent of the 
Hartford Fire, 



The California State Life of Sacramento advises the Un- 
derwriters' Report that its written business up to December 31st 
totaled $9,348,000. Accepted business aggregated $8,224,000. 
In addition, there was about $100,000 of uncompleted business 
in the company's home office at the end of the year, which is 
not included in the above figures. The California State Life 
commenced business in January last, and its officers express 
themselves as being well satisfied with the results of the com- 
pany's first eleven months' operations. 





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January 18, 1913. 




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The average girl's bathing suit is very funny. Why? 

Because brevity is the soul of wit. — Satire (New York.) 

Moderation is fatal. Nothing succeeds like excess. — 

The Tatler. 

An optimist is a fellow who doesn't know what's coming 

to him. — Lippincott's Magazine. 

She — Can you manage a' typewriter? He — No, I mar- 
ried one. — Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Gabe — What is an optimist? Steve — An optimist is a 

cross-eyed man who is thankful that he isn't bow-legged. — 
Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Wanted: Burly beauty-proof individual to read meters 

in sorority houses. We haven't made a nickel in two years. 
The Gas Co. — Michigan Gargoyle. 

One of the mysteries of life in a great city is: How can 

a salesman sell a tube skirt to a fat woman without laughing? — 
Youngstown Telegram. 

Teacher — You see, had the lamb been obedient and 

stayed in the fold it would not have been eaten by the wolf, 
would it? Boy — No, ma'am; it would have been eaten by us. 
— Sketch. 

"Miss Bolde," said the shy student to the fair one on the 

other side of the sofa, "if I were to throw you a kiss, what 
would you say?" "I'd say you're the laziest man I ever met." 
—Minne-Ha-Ha. 

Husband (with bad cold, reading out war news to his 

wife) — I see the Bulgarians have taken — a — archer — t — tishah. 
Wife — Oh, no, dear; I think that must be a mistake — they took 
that place last week. — Punch. 

First Alpine Guide — Strange that the American should 

collapse. The avalanche didn't even touch him. Second Alpine 
Guide — No; but he is a Democrat, and the sight of two land- 
slides in a year is too much for him. — Puck. 

"I remember you cured me of the same trouble a dozen 

years ago. Why don't you use the same treatment now?" "A 
dozen years ago?" echoed the doctor. "My dear sir, the medi- 
cal profession has made wonderful strides since then, and I 
couldn't think of such a thing." — Puck. 

Little Willie tired of play 
Pushed sister in the well one day 
Said mother as she drew the water, 
" 'Tis difficult to raise a daughter." 

— Short Stories. 

Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont, discussing marriage wittily 

and sensibly before the Junior Political Equality League at its 
headquarters near the New York Public Library, said: "It is 
best, on the whole, for a girl to marry. Look at Mrs. Blanc. 
She was an ugly old maid three years ago, and today every- 
body calls her 'the beautiful young matron.' " — John Bull. 

Two Irishmen, one of them an amateur musician, were 

walking together in New York's little Jerusalem. "Faith, and 
what is them things over that door?" asked one, indicating a 
Hebrew sign. "Sure, and I couldn't tell you what they are," 
replied the musician, "but if I had me flute I could play 'em." 
— Short Stories. 

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better than the scion of a great family — that fine deeds are 
worth more than fine blood. Mr. Biddle, in the smokeroom of 
the Adriatic, was conversing with a young Englishman. "I," 
the young Englishman drawled complacently: "I can trace my 
descent back in an unbroken line to William the Conqueror." 
"And what else can you do?" said Mr. Biddle. — John Bull. 




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No. 4 



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The "hook" is always waiting in the wings of the stage 

of life for the man with the hookworm. 

They are trying Clarence Darrow again down at Los 

Angeles. What for — advertising purposes? 

Observe that Southern California does not now want to 

divide the State, but the State's coin reserve. 

And still every Sierra water project is promptly damned 

except Hetch-Hetchy — and it will take long to dam that. 

It looks like a big year for the citric acid factories, if 

the reports of the Southern California freeze are to be credited. 

Now Epe Troy has started a referendum on the lower 

Market street car agreement. Even a Troy, we suppose, must 
eat. 

Taft cheerfully admits that he is a failure in politics. 

Up at Oyster Bay there is a dense and obstinate silence on this 
same subject. 

Even when you are Hiram's friend and appointee you 

can't expect to hold your job unless you sit up nights compos- 
ing new praise of him. 

"Cold light" is the invention announced by a French 

scientist. Maybe we'll be more enthusiastic about it when the 
summer comes again. 

Now let's watch and see who gets in the way of the 

Grand Army Bill at Sacramento to prohibit public display of 
the red flag of anarchy. 

Why should the law-hating demogogues and preachers 

of violence and crime be allowed to block any downtown street 
with their nightly meetings? 

"All's well," say the embattled women — "that ends 

Weller." One doubts if the bright originality of that joke will 
appeal to the judicial risibles. 

If Wilson should appoint Taft to the Supreme Bench it 

won't be hard to guess the owner of a prominent set of teeth 
that will be put on edge by the news. 

Legislation in Wyoming would better be conducted with 

a referee present and some understanding of what constitutes 
a foul, and about "hitting in clinches." 



San Francisco is growing at such a rate that there will 

soon be no room for the cowyards. 

Racing may be the sport of kings, but tax dodging 

seems to be the game of most millionaires. 

The lemon crop, despite the frost, will be so large this 

year that there will be plenty as usual to hand your neighbors. 

There is no excuse, says a Sacramento preacher, for the 

bachelor. No, nor not such a power of chances to need the ex- 
cuse, either. 

It may be good news to the sugar trust that the associ- 
ated housewives of the land are starting an "Eat Jam and Beat 
the Butterman" movement. 

In a gambling raid in a St. Louis suburb, the colored 

chief of police was "among those present." In addition to the 
usual fine this victim gave up one dazzling star. 

No inaugural ball at Washington this year. This demo- 
cratic simplicity stuff is playing hob with the few things left 
a Congressman can do to propitiate his constituency. 

Maybe the reason why Funston can't get out of the 

Brigadier-General class might be found in the remark he once 
made about the "unwhipped mob" in San Francisco. 

What do you suppose it was that turned up in Los An- 
geles and made the labor crowd there fail utterly to come 
through with the promised bail bonds for Tveitmoe? 

Human skepticism has been put to the test and found to 

be all there in London, where an experimenter found it prac- 
tically impossible to sell five pound notes at a penny apiece. 

Until resourceful science comes to the front with a sub- 
stitute, the world will have to struggle through the afflictions 
of the "morning after" without the comforts of the "green 
stuff." 

The next time Amendment 34 comes up, let San Fran- 
ciscans remember that its opponents offer the public no kind 
of substitute for it whereby we can get better or more trans- 
portation. 

— —Mile. Gaby Deslys, throne-wrecker, has fared so badly 
in this country that she had to be "robbed of her jewelry" in 
order to break into print. So transient a thing is Fame — of a 
certain kind! 

The "$10,000,000 widow" pauses on her way to Reno to 

remark that a year is "an awful long time." But how long it 
must seem to the male of the species who is waiting to snuggle 
up against the lady's affections and her bank account! 

In Los Angeles her husband was "fairly decent," says 

a divorce-seeking wife. In San Francisco he stayed out nights; 
in Havana and Washington he spent her money; in Manila and 
Hongkong he was terribly brutal to her. Maybe there is some 
latitude and longitude of morals for some men. 



Captain Johnson It is not to be gainsaid by its loud- 

And His Afterguard. est and best subsidized shouters 
that the Johnson administration is 
on the financial rocks. Facing an actual deficit of above $500,- 
000, with every prospect that it will run up near to $1,500,000, 
Captain Johnson and his "afterguard" are wigwagging vigor- 
ously for help. 

But the present legislature is held in no such iron grip as 
that which was assembled in Sacramento two years ago, the 
legislature that sat up on its hind legs and "spoke" whenever 
the master snapped his fingers. It is not so much afraid of the 
"steam-roller;" maybe it will go the length of opposing the 
imperial will and edict, even if threatened with the veto for 
the measures of its leading opposition members. 

There are two courses open to the Governor: he can either 
call for a deficiency tax to be levied ad valorem upon property 
generally, or he can try to increase the rate of the "segregated 
corporations" which, under the existing system, pay the ex- 
penses of the State government. He, of course, adopts the lat- 
ter course ; the corporations must pay more, especially the larger 
corporations. They will probably pay, but only after a lawful 
and natural resistance. Quite likely the transportation com- 
panies will be told that if they resist they must get ready to face 
legislation as drastic as that of Texas, or other corporation- 
baiting States, even a two-cents-a-mile-rats. Possibly they 
will be threatened with the plenary powers of the Railroad 
Commission. 

Any ad valorem tax on the property of individuals would be 
most unpopular and impolitic. Johnson appears to have set his 
eyes on the United States Senate, with Railroad Commissioner 
Esleman in grooming for the throne at Sacramento. There will 
be no legislation issuing out of the executive offices that does 
not contribute to that end. It will be fine politics to start an- 
other crusade against the corporations, especially the railroads, 
even if it is making a drab and a bawd out of the goddess of 
Reform. 

The secret of the failure of the gross earnings tax to meet the 
expenses of the State is not hard to get at. The fault does not 
lie with the framers of the present tax laws. There has been 
no shrinkage of returns as estimated by the experts. A passing 
glance at the figures reveals the unpleasant truth that Johnson- 
ism has meant extravagance. Perhaps the State Board of Con- 
trol has been able, besides doing very practical politics, to 
effect some small savings, but on the whole there has been a 
great increase in the cost of government, an increase not due to 
the growth of the State, but to growth of the machine which 
runs the government. It has cost a lot of money to provide jobs 
for legislators and their friends. 

The charge used to be that corporations in politics paid their 
political debts with State jobs. There does not seem to have 
been much change in that respect, except that there are more 
reformers than there used to be corporation retainers, and hence 
there must be more jobs. 

When the show-down comes at Sacramento, it is possible that 
some of the corporations will ask embarrassing questions about 
what has become of the revenues. Any attempt to find out the 
true cause of the deficit will be denounced, of course, as high 
treason, and will be charged up to the malevolence of the in- 
terests proposed to be taxed still further. But the inquiry may 
be instructive — especially if the Democrats in the legislature 
and the few Republicans left refuse to be silenced by threats of 
the veto or of the State Board of Control. 



Why should the negotiations with 

Why Secret the Spring Valley Water Company 

Water Investigations. looking to purchase by the city be 

carried on in secret ? What is there 

in this affair that is- not plain business? 

If the purchase is made, the public will do the paying. Then 
why should not the public know all the twists and turns and 
arguments of the negotiations? 

The News Letter has the fullest confidence in Mayor Rolph 
and his administration, but it cannot keep from saying that 
their course in regard to the contemplated water deal is dis- 
appointing. The excellent and devoted citizen who is at the 
head of our government let it be clearly understood when he 
took office that public business, in his view, ought to be and 
would be done in public 

The last time the Spring Valley plant was offered and the 
people voted it down, the price was $35,000,000. Since then 
the best the company would do in terms was $38,500,000, 
omitting most of the valuable Merced lands. On this basis the 
public, sitting expectant outside the barred doors of the nego- 
tiators, guesses reasonably that the price will be somewhere 
between those two extremes. Add to such a figure the lowest 
estimated cost of Hetch-Hetchy — and estimate chiefly prepared 
by Marsden Manson, and therefore probably far under actual 
cost — and San Francisco will be asked to burden itself with a 
debt of more than $90,000,000 for the one item of water. 

It is a staggering total — a total under which it would be dif- 
ficult for San Francisco to remain solvent without grievous and 
ruinous taxation. At the best, it would make impossible any 
other improvements for a long term of years; at the worst it 
would drive away investors and home-seekers, make the greater 
San Francisco out of the question and give us a financial bad 
name all over the world. 

Not only that. It would be years before we could hope to 
bring in water from Hetch-Hetchy, and meanwhile we would be 
compelled to provide for present pressing needs by spending 
money on the development and expansion of Spring Valley. At 
the current rates, the water company finds that it cannot do this. 
How would the city finance those extensions and betterments — 
by raising the rates or by levying special taxes? To do either 
would be public confession that the city had not dealt fairly 
with the water company. 

Again we demand that the public be admitted fully into the 
conferences which are arranging to spend the public's money 
and mortgage the public's future. It is not anybody's private 
business. Nobody in office or out of it has the moral right to 
lock the doors on the taxpayers in such negotiations. 



The leaders of organized labor in 
Worshiping a False God. California are making a mistake 

when they seek to elevate to pedes- 
tals of martyrdom the men convicted at Indianapolis, a mistake 
that will hasten the decay and collapse of the labor movement 
as we know it. The cause is indeed desperate which, attacked 
and accused, can only revile the accuser; which, caught in 
wrong-doing and convicted, has no better defense than to abuse 
the court and the prosecution. 

It will be remembered that these same influences worked at 
high pressure to heroize and martyrize the McNamaras. Then 
the McNamaras confessed, or at least pleaded guilty, and since 
then their names have been anathema maranatha in the mouths 



January 25, 1913. 



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of the labor leaders. They rank now with the "traitors to the 
cause." 

As far as the record of the Indianapolis trial has been ac- 
cessible to the public, the court was patient, painstaking and 
fair. In the assessment of the penalties it was conspicuously 
so. Judge Anderson, it will be recalled, declared that it was 
not the severity but the certainty of punishment that counted. 
From the beginning of the judicial inquiry, however, the advo- 
cates and organs of anarchy and violence were busy poisoning 
the minds of the nation's workingmen against the court. It must 
have been foreseen that the evidence against most of the de- 
fendants could not be controverted, and that a verdict of guilty 
must be expected. 

This one fact must weigh heavy with the citizen who has no 
concern in the affair except to know that justice has or has not 
been done : Since the arrest and imprisonment of the Mc- 
Namaras and since the raid on the union headquarters where 
many incriminating documents and much equipment for the use 
of dy lamite were found, there has been an almost absolute ces- 
sation of that kind of crime. For several years explosions cal- 
culated to destroy "jobs" where non-union men were employed 
had been of frequent occurrence. Since the arrests and ex- 
posure there have been no explosions of that character. The 
inference is irresistible to any fair and logical mind. 

The re-election of Tveitmoe and Clancy, men under con- 
viction of complicity in the dynamite outrages, may be cheering 
to those two and their friends; it may be a symptom of emo- 
tionalism, a mere sentimental impulse, but it does no good to 
labor. That action may be taken as a defiant challenge, not 
only to capital, but to the law, the courts and organized society, 
saying, in effect, "Guilty or innocent, labor stands by its own." 
It sets at naught the declarations of those other leaders of labor 
who have pronounced against violence as a weapon of organ- 
ized labor in its efforts to secure better conditions of living and 
working for its members. 

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If the trustees of the State Mining 
State Mining Bureau. Bureau are men and not mice, if 
they will stand up straight and in- 
sist upon a white man's chance for the head of the bureau, we 
are likely to see the inside of Governor Johnson's political 
machine. It would be worth something to watch the wheels go 
round. 

The case of State Mineralogist Storms is different from any- 
thing that has turned up in the Johnson official household. 
Johnson appointed him, and so cannot charge that he is a "tool 
of the interests," a "corporation hireling;" he cannot very well 
declare that his own selection never was any good; he may not 
dub him "reactionary," and then set yelping after him the 
whole pack of administration journals. 

Now, when he refuses to "take program," the only thing the 
Governor can do is to have the Board of Control condemn his 
conduct of the bureau's affairs from a business standpoint and 
call upon him to resign. Johnson is reduced to the extremity of 
shouting "ingrate" and of declaring that Storms "bites the hand 
that feeds him" — as if an appointment to a State job were a 
sort of personal charity and beneficence from the Governor to 
the appointee! That is a strange view for a reform leader to 
take of the powers and functions of office vested in him as the 
public's chief servant. 

Underneath this quarrel appears to lie a squabble for a nar- 
row slice of patronage. The Governor demanded and got the 
placing of two persons in the State Mining Bureau under Min- 
eralogist Storms, one of them a woman. Both, it is declared, 
were not fit for the job. The woman is alleged to have been 



indisposed to work, and when she was brought to book, it is 
charged by Mr. Storms that she leaned back on her "pull" with 
the Governor. Finally she and the other- Johnson appointee 
were dismissed. 

Then, in due course, along comes the Board of Control with 
one of its characteristic "examinations," followed by a report 
to Hiram saying, in substance, that the bureau is useless, that 
its finances are in a tangle, that it is conducted like a junk shop 
— all of which is given the widest publicity possible through 
the Johnsonized press. 

But the mineralogist and some of the trustees fail to follow 
the usual course. Mr. Storms replied to the Governor's demand 
that he resign with the message, "come and put me out." 
Through the recent action of the Governor in removing Mr. 
Storms the public may learn some useful things about the 
patronage methods of Governor Johnson and of the secret ways 
of the Board of Control. 



Side Issue of 
Popular Education. 



3B- 

A woman member of this city's 
school board touches the heart and 
root of an important side issue of 
popular education when she says 
that the garbing and garmenting of girls in the public schools is 
not a matter for legislation. She is right, and Mr. Birdsall of 
Auburn is wrong. The way to get girls to dress simply, mod- 
estly and economically is by the education of themselves and 
of their mothers in the good taste and the sound ethics of that 
matter. 

The teacher has an all-powerful influence on the adolescent 
mind. She cannot put it to better use than to make girls in 
school see the folly and vulgarity of over-dressing and the in- 
justice to their companions of smaller means. Let the teacher 
herself be an example to her charges of economy and whole- 
some taste in dress; let her talk to her girls frankly about that 
subject and be their adviser and counsellor. They will listen 
to her more readily than to their parents. 

And education of that kind is quite as important as in any 
part of the course of study. Dress is always a problem for the 
woman of average means, a lifelong problem. If the girl can 
be taught in school the correct idea of values, inspired with a 
just sense of economy, it will be a help to her all her days. 

Nor is the dress question wholly and exclusively feminine. 
The boy, too, is given to silly emulation of his wealthier fel- 
lows, and runs to absurd extremes of clothes. The teacher, 
woman or man, can do much to influence him also as to his 
clothing, and can spare his parents not a little distress. 

What schoolboys and girls do outside school grounds and 
hours is not the province of the teacher to regulate, but it is 
safe to say that the influence of the wise and skillful educator 
runs far outside the classroom. If a reasonable standard of at- 
tire be set for school affairs, it will certainly be observed in the 
broader life of the pupils. 

A pigeon recently flew from Niagara Falls to New York 

City in 6 hours and 33 minutes, or at the rate of nearly 70 miles 
an hour. While the aeroplane can beat this, it will be some time 
before an aviator equals this time between the two places. 

The woman candidate for the French presidency cer- 
tainly cannot complain that she did not have plenty of room 
to run. 

Don't send flowers to your best girl by parcel post. 

Deliver them yourself and get results. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



Pure food experts are agreed that 
Sewerage Food there is no healthier food for human 

For Fish ! beings than good fish, but there are 

fish and there are fish, and what fish 
feed upon has much to do with the quality of the meat. It is 
equally true that the sooner fish reach the chef's stove after 
leaving the water the better flavored it is. The food value 
of every choice fish will deteriorate greatly if not well 
cared for by the vender and housewife. Fish meat is delicate 
and easily influenced to its detriment by careless handling 
and preparation for the table. The supposition that fish "keeps 
well enough" by submerging it in water or under a lump of ice 
is an erroneous belief. Cleanliness and good air are essential 
in the care and preparation of fish, however fresh and excellent 
of quality it may be. 

But the quality and wholesomeness of fish depend in a large 
degree on what it feeds upon when in the water, and like hogs, 
fish are not connoisseurs when it comes to selecting their menu. 
Because of that characteristic of fish, pure food experts do not 
hesitate to pronounce fish caught in the San Francisco Bay unfit 
for table use. They, for the most part, grow fat on poisonous 
food which very soon "makes fat," but of a decidedly un- 
healthy variety of food stuff. The reason for this wholesale 
condemnation of bay fish is because the sewer systems of all 
the bay cities and towns empty the liquid filth and offal of 
perhaps a quarter of a million homes, stables, slaughter houses 
and factories into the San Francisco Bay, where the sewerage 
quickly impregnates the bay waters, forming a widely extended 
feeding ground for fish. And that is the kind of food the fish 
of the bay live and grow fat upon. Any one who cares to verify 
these facts may do so for himself by observing the innumer- 
able schools of fish in the waters of the bay where the liquid 
filth of not less than 800,000 people mingles with the bay 
waters. 

They regulate such things better in the Coast cities of China 
and Japan than we do in California cities. There deep sea fish- 
ing is encouraged and practically prohibited in sewerage-in- 
fected waters by making the business too unprofitable for fish 
companies to engage in. 



Good Sanitation 
Imperative. 



The welfare of the people is the 
first duty of the State, and the 
supreme welfare of the people lies 
in compulsory sanitation to protect 
them against disease hatcheries, and against producers and 
vendors of impure foods. The existing laws that provide for 
scientific sanitation are not comprehensive enough in their re- 
quirements, arid not drastic enough in their administration. 
Good sanitation is the people's safeguard against infection and 
contagion, and when such safeguards are wanting, especially 
when the people have made ample appropriations of the pub- 
lic's money to secure them, public condemnation of the respon- 
sible public officials is justified; also the questions become 
pertinent: "Why the delay?" "What has become of the 
money?" 

Very true, the authorities have provided the city with sani- 
tary needs — only in spots ; but not in enough spots to adequately 
protect the city from pestilence, or destroy disease germ hatch- 
eries. Nearly five years ago the people sanctioned a bond issue 
of sufficient liberality to erect a garbage incinerating plant at 
North Beach, and later the City Engineer formulated plans for 
garbage reduction works at North Beach, but not a single posi- 
tive move has been made by the officials in charge of that de- 
partment of the municipal government to consummate the pur- 
pose of the appropriation, which was made and expressly de- 
signed to improve the sanitation of the city. The delay creates 



a grave danger to the health of the whole city. Such official 
neglect of a matter that is of vital importance to all the people 
is not a good advertisement of San Francisco to be scattered 
abroad. All the world has its eyes on this city, and very soon 
pretty much all the world will be journeying this way, but if it 
becomes known that the public officials of San Francisco are 
indifferent about the sanitation of the city, and encourage rather 
than otherwise disease germ hatcheries by refusing to destroy 
them or prevent other hatcheries getting a foothold, it is reason- 
able to suppose the expected charm of 1915 will disappear in 
clouds of hesitation and disappointment. The people of San 
Francisco realize what the meaning would be of such a situa- 
tion, and while they are long suffering and patient, the respon- 
sible officials should know there is a limit to their patience. 
Wilful negligence is a crime. 

W 

Secretary of State Knox may be a 
Secretary Knox. first class Pittsburg politician, but 

as a statesman and diplomatist he is 
not very great. He opposes China's request for recognition 
on the ground that the republic of China is only a provisional 
form of government and is not entitled to recognition until a 
permanent form has been established. But the real cause is a 
secret agreement between the United States and the Powers 
of the Old World that the new republic shall have no official 
recognition before it is on a firm foundation. The great Ameri- 
can republic should not need the advice of anti-Republican 
governments in matters of this kind. Mr. Knox and the Powers 
forget that it is not the China of yesterday that is asking for 
recognition, but the China of to-day. It is the commercial and 
industrial China of to-day and of to-morrow and of all the years 
to come that is appealing to the United States. The China that 
is waiting for the privilege of turning her mighty commercial 
and industrial wealth over to the United States for development 
and expansion, from which inflow and outflow of trade and 
traffic the United States would be the greatest gainer. Not in 
an age does any nation have such a pressing invitation to come 
in and possess itself of such vast fields of opportunities for 
trade expansion on a reciprocal trade basis. Never before 
did the United States have such an invitation to swell her ex- 
ports and imports at so little cost to itself. Why, therefore, 
should Secretary Knox combine with the commercial rivals of 
his own country to barricade the commercial highways to and 
from this new-found opportunity to expand our commerce by 
millions of dollars annually. This playing of the United States 
into the hands of rivals for their benefit is not statesmanship 
or good common sense. 




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A test of the parcel post was made on the first day of 

the year by a Chicago newspaper, two bricks being shipped 
from New York to its home office, one by post, the other by 
express. They weighed the same, and were shipped at the same 
time, but the parcel post package arrived first and cost 37 
cents, as compared with 60 cents by express. But it is not 
likely that the parcel post will perceptibly reduce the price of 
bricks. 

The advance in electric lighting during the past few years 

is to be taken advantage of at the Panama-Pacific Exposition 
to produce wonderful spectacular effects. Among other fea- 
tures planned for, there will be forty-eight electric scintillafors, 
one for each State, which will be placed on barges in the bay. 
These will be used for producing auroras and other color effects 
which, it is said, will be visible for fifty miles around San 
Francisco. 

Some fifty of the principal hotel and restaurant proprie- 
tors of New York City have taken preliminary steps for form- 
ing a food-buying organization, which it is said fully one thou- 
sand proprietors would join. The promoters believe that fifty 
per cent would be saved to the organization in the prices of 
supplies. No hope is held out that patrons of hotels and res- 
taurants in the combination would profit by the arrangement. 

The Idaho editors who published Mr. Roosevelt's tart 

comments on the State Supreme Court's decision in an election 
case got punished for contempt in spite of Mr. Roosevelt's 
characterization of the court's action as an outrage. One cannot 
help asking whether, in case Mr. Roosevelt had made his re- 
marks in Idaho, the court would have ordered his arrest and 
sentenced him to pay a $500 fine and spend 10 days in jail. 

James Stuart, M. P., in his recently published "Reminis- 
cences," says that in his boyhood days the workmen in a fac- 
tory at Balgonie, Scotland, who were keen politicians, sub- 
scribed to a weekly paper and paid one of their number to read 
it aloud to them. One wonders how many present-day factory 
workers show a similar interest in current events. 

Shipbuilding in the United States during the last six 

months of 1912 amounted to 791 vessels aggregating 163,504 
tons. This was an increase of 49,000 tons, and seven vessels 
over the corresponding period of 1911. Seventy-three vessels 
were steel, and the remainder of wooden construction. The 
total steel tonnage was 98,109. 

In walking without fuss of feathers to the State Capitol 

to be inaugurated, Governor Sulzer did something that caught 
the popular fancy. He is an odd kind of creature, but there is 
a picturesqueness even in his posing and his vanity that may 
prove in the end a political asset. 

The Chicago law and order league is working for the im- 
peachment of Mayor Harrison as a result of the New Year's 
orgies. Chicago seems to have tried its best to outdo New 
York. It is time to revolt against the institution of an American 
Saturnalia. 

Aviation is cutting down several records. According to 

European figures the fatalities now attending that sport hardly 
exceed one fatality with each 100.000 miles flown, as compared 
with one for each 1,000 miles flown three years ago. 



A well known French architect, M. Achille Duchene, 

praises recent developments in American architecture, and says 
of New York City's appearance that "the foreigner entering the 
port of New York experiences a sensation more wonderful, 
more peculiar, more impressive than he gains in entering any 
other port in the world." 

Speaking of the fall in the price of eggs, two eggs of 

the great auk were sold last month in London for $800 each, 
while twenty years ago they cost their owner about $900 apiece. 
But the seller ought not to complain, as his eggs were no longer 
"strictly fresh." 

The Chinese have adopted a simple method of dealing 

with opium users. They are to be executed on proof of their 
indulgence. A capital idea to put into force with those radical 
Progressives who are introducing so many new-fangled laws. 

Last year 133 mountain climbers lost their lives in the 

Alps, most of them being unaccompanied by guides. Self- 
confidence is a dangerous companion in mountaineering; as of 
old, "pride" goeth before a fall." 

Professor Irving Fisher of Yale, economist and statis- 
tician, has analyzed the vote at the November election, and 
finds that Roosevelt failed to get the votes of the radical Demo- 
crats. This has been apparent. 

A spirit investigator declares that New York has no 

haunted houses. The inevitable inference is that translated 
New Yorkers don't want to come back from the next world, 
even if it is hot. 

One of the best points in the record of 1912 was its 

lynchings. There were 64 too many, but those 64 were fewer 
than any previous year could show since the lynching statistics 
began in 1885. 

It requires no expert testimony to prove that a large per- 
centage of third class mail is well below standard third-class 
literature, but the postal authorities, alas, have their own ideas 
of class. 

A bank in New York shows a profit of 226 per cent in 

four years. Inferences from the police stories told regarding 
that metropolis would lead one to suppose it was a faro bank. 

Senator Bacon's resolution for immediate recognition of 

the Chinese republic comes late, but better late than not at all. 
Why should the United States help play Europe's game? 

New England grinned and cackled this month because 

it was enjoying comparatively mild weather while the frost 
was decorating the oranges in Southern California. 

Every dentist has his day in taxing. One of the frater- 
nity has just presented a Guggenheim with a $7,500 bill. There 
must be as much pain in that bill as in the tooth. 

The number of marriages in town increased largely dur- 
ing leap year, but oddly enough there was no marked increase 
in the attendance at the "Pop." concerts. 

De Wolf Hopper is on the fifth lap in the matrimonial 

Marathon, with Nat Goodwin smiling confidently and running 
easy at his shoulder. Which wins ? 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 




Beauty is a wonderful asset in the hard game of extracting 
a living from the world. 

A mature woman who has been holding a stenographic posi- 
tion in this city, has been thrust out of employment just because 
her face and figure did not measure up to the standard of beauty 
that her employer thought would be pleasanter for him to gaze 
upon while giving dictation. 

The young lady in question applied for and was given the 
position, and performed her duties with a single eye to busi- 
ness, being more than competent, and leaving the little pleas- 
antries of life outside this financial domain. 

All went well, and the employer was more than satisfied, for 
a time. A certain restlessness was detected in this man of 
large affairs, who seemed ill at ease in the presence of this good 
woman. At last he could stand it no longer, and addressing 
her said: "I am afraid you will never be able to grasp my 
business. Besides, before you took the position, a young and 
pretty girl was partially engaged, but through some misunder- 
standing she was not given the position. Now that has been 
brushed aside, and, while I am very sorry, yet I feel I will 
have greater inspiration in my business affairs if I have beauty 
to gaze upon." The typist feels keenly the fact that she was 
thrust aside so unjustly. This man maintains an office for an 
Eastern trust concern whose quotations in the New York stock 
market influence the fortunes of many of our leisure class 
throughout the world, and is rational on all other subjects. He 
is esthetic to his finger tips even in business. 

5 5 ?r 

A case has just been terminated in Alameda County that 
throws a peculiar light on an Oakland police court's idea of 
justice. 

Two months ago, Mr. Archibald J. Stevinson, a young cattle- 
man, had business in San Francisco, and decided that he would 
motor to the city. On nearing the busy center of Oakland, or 
near Fourth avenue, two cars were coming in opposite direc- 
tions around a bend known as Dead Man's Curve. In order to 
avoid the cars, he turned to the wrong side of the road, which 
he had to do, and came in contact with a Portuguese motor- 
cyclist going along at full speed. The impact was so great that 
the cyclist was thrown through the glass wind shield into Mr. 
Stevinson's lap. The lights of the machine had evidently 
blinded the man. 

Mr. Stevinson stopped, picked up the injured man, took him 
to the Providence Hospital, and saw that every care and at- 
tention was given the man. Then he found the police station, 
and told them what had happened. He was promptly put in 
prison, and kept there twenty-four hours before his friends 
knew of his plight. After an unusually heavy bail had been 
exacted, he was given his liberty. He looked after the Por- 
tuguese family, and saw they had everything they needed. 

The wounded man, however, died. Mr. Stevinson paid all his 
hospital bills, funeral bills and a substantial sum to the widow. 
His bail was redoubled, and to use their own language, the 
Oakland police were bound to "get him," because, as they said, 
"he was rich." Every charge in the criminal code was placed 
against him because "he was rich." 

One by one the charges fell away or were unsubstantiated, 
until the only one that they could find a foothold for was 
reckless driving. As a matter of fact, Mr. Stevinson is the fall 
guy of the countryside where he lives, on account of his slow 



manner of motoring. Even his grandmother says she prefers 
her horse and carriage to a ride with her grandson, as his 
speed does not equal a horse's gait. 

Mr. Stevinson's trial has caused him all manner of annoyance 
and expense, although bankers, merchants, and civic bodies 
throughout the San Joaquin Valley have been loud in their, 
protests against justice such as is meted out by the Oakland 
police courts. 

Notwithstanding all the protests, Mr. Stevinson has been 
held to answer to the Superior Courts for reckless driving — a 
speed of ten miles an hour. Just because he is rich. 
TS S S 

Mr. William Jennings Bryan, in speaking very recently to a 
personal friend, sees nothing that promises ill for the coming 
year. "There is nothing," said he, "to justify disturbance, and 
the prospects of improvement in government ought to encour- 
age all who believe in equality before the law." 

President-elect Wilson's utterances give assurance of an 
effort to do justice, which means guarding the interests of those 
who do right, and restraining the arms uplifted for injury. To 
the professional croakers the foregoing ought to clear the mind 
of any doubt on the part of looked-for national calamities, when 
the Democrats take over the reins of government. 
5 S S 

Talk about the emancipated woman! She has certainly ar- 
rived. Any time you catch an up-to-date wife sitting home 
knitting while her husband takes a night out for a stag affair at 
the club you'll know it. 

There is certainly no more harm in the wives enjoying them- 
selves than there is for the men to do so, and we strongly recom- 
mend the action taken by these ladies. 

A big club affair was planned for the men, and their wives, 
most of whom are friends, decided to have an affair, too. You 
see them emerge from their limousines wrapped in long furs, 
and slip quietly into the club and upstairs. One would never 
suspect what cunning babies they were, but as it was a baby 
party, all were dressed as wee tots, ranging in ages from 3 to 6. 

Dainty little white frocks, with pink and blue sashes and 
hair bows were worn by some, while others wore little gingham 
dresses. Some carried Teddy bears, and some jumping-jacks, 
but every "child" brought a toy of some sort. 

At 7:30 supper was served, of bread and milk only. Then 
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which was set for 9 :30, and for two hours they did romp. Four 
nurses were in attendance, who at 9:30 assembled the grown- 
up kiddies, and told them they must retire. There was the 
usual weeping and wailing, and the youngsters were led to the 
door of their seeming sleeping apartments, and when the door 
was opened, there was a gorgeously decorated table laden with 
all sorts of good things. 

An elaborate dinner was served, and they were allowed to 
stay up until their husbands and sweethearts, weary and worn 
from their strenuous hours at their own club, called for them. 
S S S 

Theodore Roberts, whom San Francisco play-goers remem- 
ber so well, and who has been such a favorite here, is in jail 
in New York City. 

Roberts and his wife, who are both past the fifty-year age, 
have had domestic trouble, she suing him for divorce, alimony 
and its kindred evils. As a result of it all, he is in jail, pre- 
ferring that to a weekly payment of $50 alimony. 

He is not wasting his time, however. Being a clever man 
with his pen, he is occupying his time writing a play on the 
subject of "alimony." He has already found an eager producer. 
He is getting local color and character types from his sur- 
roundings. He expects to have his play ready by the time he 
has earned his freedom. 

o- o- Z 

Work is what the American workman wants, and to give him 
that work and pay for it is the desire of the employer to-day. 
This makes a platform of mutual interest on which the employer 
and the employee could easily get together if the latter was 
not led around by the nose by professional labor leaders, to 
prevent them from seriously thinking how best to rid them- 
selves of the Darrows and the Gompers, whom they have so 
long supported. But the field will have to be rid of the hangers- 
on who fatten on the pennies of the poor; the men of glib 
tongue and loud voices, whose bluster and blow are taken as 
an indication of courage, and who constantly fire the workers 
to revolutionary ideas, and fill them full with promises that end 
in dynamite trials which cost the workers millions, 
fir 5 S 

A new field of endeavor has been opened for the progres- 
sive woman of to-day. The latest work is that of traveling 
press agent for theatrical companies. Very recently a delicate 
looking, sweet-voiced young woman, dressed in severe black 
and suggesting anything but the theatre passed through our 
city. Said she, in speaking of her work: "I am the advance 
man of 'A Butterfly on the Wheel,' and after the manner of 
less obtrusive press agents, told about her attractions, etc. Miss 
Darling is a woman of education, character and modesty. For a 
woman, her occupation is unique, and as an advance agent de- 
mands at least respectful attention, and is a decided success. 

Miss Darling shows that from no branch of human activity 
is woman barred. 

5 B 8" 

Now that all the old-fashioned conservatives have been 
made to stand for the "rag" in all its modified and exaggerated 
forms, they are turning their attention to other channels, and 
are throwing their hands in the air. This time it is the corset- 
less girl. No "stays" and the bunny hug are a shocking com- 
bination, declares one matron. 

"Too horribly suggestive!" was the comment of another. 

They are both at the fair, fat and forty stage, and they may- 
be a little piqued that they are denied that svelte, alluring shape 
that is the newest fashion. Many refined women are of the 
opinion that it is a natural, healthful and sensible mode; that it 
gives more grace to the figure than being girded in a steel vice 
to the knees. 



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helps the mother pre 
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It is certainly very French and very fetching to discard 
stays, and the custom is bound to grow more and more popular 
with the young debutantes, for only slender and youthful per- 
sons dare attempt it. 

Already those of the maturer matrons who are favored by 
Nature with girlish and slender figures are adopting this newest 
and most sensible mode. 

5 S S 

With Lent looming up on the horizon, many are discussing 
ways and means of spending the penitential season. Any form 
of amusement that calls for outdoor exercise is always wel- 
comed by our women. Any afternoon a great many horsey 
women may be seen cantering over the bridle paths, their 
superb mounts prancing along with the weight of its fair rider. 

Particularly noticeable is a dapple gray whom park habitues 
consider the finest four-footed animal in and about the city. 
He is owned and ridden by Miss Gertrude Wenzlick, a new- 
comer to this city. Miss Wenzlick is a beautiful young girl 
scarcely out of her 'teens. Coming from St. Louis on a visit 
to this city, she decided to spend the winter here, and imme- 
diately had horse dealers ransack the country for thorough- 
breds, finally securing a pedigreed three-gaited saddle horse. 

Miss Wenzlick is noted for the modishness of her many hab- 
its, which are the very last word in riding clothes. She spends 
many hours a day in the saddle, and is a familiar figure along 
the park paths where her wondrous beauty is so apparent. 

She comes of one of St. Louis' leading families. 
5 5 c" 

Take heed, all ye poor, struggling young men! Marry a 
rich girl. It's easy, if Heaven has blessed you with a hand- 
some face and fine physique. 

Society needs you : so says one of its number, a young Bene- 
dict, who made a brilliant match and wedded one of our 
wealthiest daughters quite recently. Good looks versus money 
is his idea of matrimony, and that he recommends placing a 
monetary value on one's personal attractions seems quite evi- 
dent from a bit of advice he is said to have given a young au- 
tomobile man here in the city. 

The young Benedict's troubles, financially at least, are over, 
and he is basking in the sunlight of a happy home life. His 
wife a short while ago purchased a new car. Of course, she 
let him go along when she went to select it, and again when 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



she paid for it. In that way he became very well acquainted 
with the agent, who is shy on cash, but endowed with good 
looks, refinement, intelligence and all the qualities that make 
a gentleman. The young Benedict took an interest in the agent, 
and the conversation, as overheard, was as follows : 

Young Benedict — It's certainly great to marry a rich girl 
(puffing rings of smoke from his cigar.) Why don't you go 
in for it? 

Agent — You're an awfully good looking chap (in surprise.) 
Why, great Heavens, man, what chance have I to marry a rich 
girl ? Where would I ever have a chance to meet these wealthy 
girls — these girls like you know in the social world. 

The Benedict assured him it was easy. "I'll stand for you; 
you're good looking, clean cut, refined, a clever business man, 
and I'll tell vou there're lots of wealthy girls that would grab 
you. In fact, we need your kind in society here, and they'll 
be tickled to death to get you." 

It is not known whether the young agent has decided on the 
date for his debut party, whether it will be a pink tea or a coffee 
klatch at which he is to be formally presented. 

tf S V 

Scientists, after long and careful study, give out the cheerful 
bit of intelligence that flowers think. 

Beware, you fickle girls, who flit about with one young ad- 
mirer's flowers snuggling close to your heart, and at the same 
time cast alluring and couqettish glances at some other Beau 
Brummel. 

What "Jack's" bunch of violets are thinking of while you're 
making love to some other fellow would bring a crimson blush 
to your pretty cheeks — if you could only know. 

Perhaps they will be treated with more tender consideration 
now that we know they are capable of thought. If they have 
minds, perhaps they fall in love, and are forced to suffer when 
they associate with blossoms out of their set, or whose fra- 
grance and beauty surpass theirs. 

Hostesses will be more careful in combining violent colors in 
their decorations, and who knows but what this great discovery 
will revolutionize the social world. 



OBITUARY. 

J. Parker Whitney, pioneer, author and capitalist, whose 
career for the past half century was closely interwoven with 
the progress and development of the West, died at noon last 
Friday at the Hotel Del Monte, Monterey. His death, due to 
the ailments of advanced age — he was 78 — followed an illness 
of many months' duration, and at the end the members of his 
family, Mrs. Whitney, his two sons and one daughter, were with 
him. In all the forms of Western enterprise — mining, fruit rais- 
ing, land reclamation, live stock breeding, ranching — the name 
of Whitney has been widely known, and in each of these sub- 
jects he was an authority. In the realm of sport, J. Parker 
Whitney was no less well known, and his writings, particularly 
upon the subject of angling, his discovery of the salmon fishing 
in Monterey Bay, and fly fishing in the Maine lakes, have been 
printed in many languages. The members of the sorrowing 
family, besides Mrs. Whitney, are his daughter, Mrs. J. C. 
Wheeler, Jr., of San Francisco ; Parker Whitney, who has charge 
of the ranch in Placer County, and Vincent Whitney of San 
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"Broadway Jones" at the Columbia. 

George M. Cohan is certainly progressing as a playwright. 
Technical faults which have been noticeable in his past efforts 
seem to be disappearing as the talented gentleman grows older 
and more experienced. All in all, it must be admitted that this 
man Cohan is about as clever as they are found anywhere. 
Cohan is not far past thirty, and in the past decade he has 
made himself a national figure so far as theatricals are con- 
cerned. He has daring and originality and ingenuity, and he 
has the faculty of being able to make the public swallow what 
he chooses to give them, no matter what form the entertain- 
ment may take. I understand that it is Cohan's ambition to 
strike out as a playwright of serious plays. He will probably 
find that writing serious plays is not so easy as writing come- 
dies, but at the same time I feel certain that he will make a 
tremendous stagger at it. In his newest offering, which he is 
showing us this week, he displays marked improvement in 
every department. He has brought out a story which, while it 
is almost improbable, suffices to crowd four acts with plenty of 
zest and action, and he succeeds in keeping his audience on 
the qui vive. His comedy, while not exactly of the refined kind, 
never offends, and is, on the whole, rather wholesome. Cohan 
is quick witted, and takes advantage of every opportunity to 
inject a clever line when he sees the chance. His witticisms, 
while not few, are very timely and appropriate, and always 
seem to fit, and most valuable of all, invariably manage to se- 
cure the laughs. The central figure of the play, "Broadway 





Mrs. Laagtry [Lady Jc Bathe) at the Orpheum. 



David War)ield in "The Return of Peter Grimm," at the 
Columbia Theatre, beginning Monday night, January 27th. 

Jones," was written for himself, to fit young Cohan's peculiari- 
ties and angles. In every respect it is a typical Cohan part. 
He brings himself into view a moment after the first curtain 
arises, and after that he monopolizes the stage the greater part 
of the evening. 

There is plenty of rapid fire action, with here and there a 
direct appeal to the gallery, which incidentally goes very well 
with the people down stairs; a couple of love stories; a villain 
outwitted and virtue triumphant. It would be gathered from 
tfiis that he has managed to squeeze into his play every essential 
element which should constitute a good story. And this is 
about right, too. Cohan has always had the courage of his 
convictions, and he has stamped his trade mark and his origi- 
nal methods and style on our contemporaneous stage, until 
now we accept him for his true worth, and that is, as an un- 
deniably clever man, who knows what he wants and who asks 
favors from nobody. "Jones" scored a success in New York, 
and, I am told, is still running there. The audiences this week 
at the Columbia are unanimously voting the play the best which 
Cohan has ever shown us, and the consequence is that very 
large and enthusiastic audiences are the rule. The company 
which has been sent us is a very good organization from begin- 
ning to end, there not being a single weak member on the roster. 

Ralph Morgan enacts the Cohan role, and does extraordinar- 
ily well. He manages to imitate a great many of the Cohan 
mannerisms, which no doubt Cohan insists upon his doing. 
Morgan is physically like Cohan, and this aids materially Mor- 
gan is a good actor, and works energetically to win the favor 
of his audience. The role is a very long one, but it never fal- 
ters in the hands of Morgan. He is a wise selection for the 
part. His principal aid is John Webster, an actor of many ster- 
ling qualities, and who was seen here a season ago as Walling- 
ford in the "Get-Rich-Quick" play by the same author at the 



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January 25, 1913. 



same theatre. Webster is an actor of much intelligence and 
discretion. He never misses a point, and is a true comedian. 
He is a mighty good looking chap, too. He and Morgan keep 
things sizzling the entire evening, and they never once drop 
the interest or allow matters to lag. George Schaeffer is very 
good as Rankin, the butler, who afterwards becomes the mock 
Earl. Carolyn Lee is capital in a character role, which she 
makes much of. George C. Staley is fine in a sort of villain 
role. I remember this same Staley, it must be almost twenty 
years ago, when he was a singing comedian, and a dandy, too. 
In those days he was a star in the popular theatres. He still 
retains his acting cleverness. Edith Luckett is the leading lady, 
and displays much cleverness in a very good role. The cast is 
a long one, and special mention should be given all of them 
if space allowed. "Jones" is to be with us only one week, so 
take heed, gentle reader, and secure your seats in time. The 
closing performance is Sunday evening, January 26th, so that 
there yet remains time. You'll have a good, hearty laugh, and 
come away satisfied that you secured your money's worth. 

• * * 

Orpheum. — "The Eternal Waltz" is still the feature of the 
bill, and holds its own, in company with a program which is 
uniformly excellent. On seeing "The Eternal Waltz" again, I 
am more impressed with the cleverness of the whole thing, and 
am convinced that in the person of Mabel Berra we have a real 
light opera prima donna, with a future which will bear watching. 
Miss Berra has a voice of beautiful quality, which she uses with 
much discretion and judgment. She has everything in her favor 
to fit her for musical work in its best form. Of the new num- 
bers, easily the cleverest is Ralph Herz. This talented gentle- 
man has been disporting around New York for a number of 
years, where his artistic reputation amounts to something, and 
then Herz has always something up his sleeve in the way of 
keeping himself in the public eye. This is the first time I have 
seen the gentleman, and I must confess to being duly impressed. 
His "turn" consists of a number of readings; humorous and 
serious, which he renders effectively. He has a real sense of 
humor, and he has individuality and a personality all his own. 
In his serious work he rises to dramatic heights, which denotes 
him an actor of much power and dramatic intuition. It is no 
easy matter for an actor to come before the vaudeville audience 
of to-day and render a few readings and score an emphatic hit. 
Herz was called back time and again, and each time he oblig- 
ingly responded with something else. Musical comedy is the 
particular line of work in which Herz has distinguished himself 
in the East, but from what he has shown here, I would say that 
the man has a remarkable future as an actor of serious roles. 
He appears to be simply bubbling over with ability. 

Of the other new acts there is the Amoras sisters, two French 
girls, who do dancing and singing stunts, and finish up with some 
very clever acrobatic feats. The girls work very hard to please, 
and they end their act with a lot of whirlwind movements which 
stirs the audience to considerable enthusiasm. Grant and Hoag 
present a conglomeration of funny sayings and songs, which the 
audience seem to like. The male member of the team does the 
brunt of the work. His witticisms are clever, though at times 
somewhat broad. They secure the laughs. They entertain in a 
mild way, and are a pleasing diversion. 

Will Cressy and Blanche Dayne are back again, still showing 
that old chestnut, "Town Hall To-night." Mr. Cressy, who is a 
very clever writer, besides being a very versatile actor, should 
take the time to write a couple of new acts for himself and wife. 
Though both the acts he is now using are undeniably clever, yet 
every Orpheumist for years back has seen them in these same 
acts. Mr. Cressy should cut out a few of his automobile trips 
and get down to hard facts. No doubt the next time we see him 
he will have something new. At least I hope so. Cressy is an 
admirable comedian, and he knows the weakness of his audi- 
ence and what they like. 

Of the hold-overs, Joe Morris and Charlie Allen seem to curry 
favor with their audiences. They work hard to please, and they 
work every moment they are on the stage. Their songs and 
parodies are rendered in a manner which distinguishes them 
from many of their imitators. Wilson and his unridable mule 
furnish an immense lot of laughs. His assistants are worth 
every penny which they earn. Mrs. Langtry is coming back to 
us next week in a tabloid version of "A Wife's Peril." It is 
many years since we have seen this famous lady, and her pres- 



ent debut will be watched with much interest. Following Mrs. 
Langtry we are to have the divine Sarah Bernhardt, doing the 
"tabloid" stunt. Think what all this means, children, and then 
you will see how vaudeville has evoluted. It's a wonderful age 

in vaudeville. We can only gasp and wonder, "What next?" 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Alcazar. — "The Dawn of a To-Morrow," which is to be 
started in the Alcazar next Monday evening for one week only, 
was one of the big hits during the last season of Evelyn 
Vaughan and Bert Lytell in that theatre, and its revival is in 
response to popular request. It was dramatized from Mrs. 
Frances Hodgson Burnett's story with similar title, and by 
stage folk it is usually alluded to as "the Christian Science 
play," probably because it is an exposition of the doctrine on 
which that religion is based. London is the place and to-day 

the period of this remarkable play. 

• * • 

Orpheum. — Mrs. Langtry (Lady de Bathe) who has suc- 
ceeded where Ponce de Leon failed, and has absolutely defied 
the ravages of time, being much younger in appearance and in 
spirit than the average woman half her age, is now making her 
farewell tour of this country, and will begin a two weeks' en- 
gagement at the Orpheum next Sunday matinee. She will ap- 
pear in a playlet called "The Test," an adaptation from Vic- 
torien Sardou's drama, "A Wife's Peril," in which she scored 
one of the greatest of successes. It affords her abundant op- 
portunity for the exhibition of her histrionic ability and the 
display of that sartorial adornment for which she is justly 
famous. Mrs. Langtry will be supported by her own company. 

Lola, a little sixteen-year-old Sioux Indian girl, from the Pine 
Ridge in South Dakota, will be an interesting feature of the 
coming bill. 

The Chadwick Trio, consisting of father, mother and daugh- 
ter, will appear in their skit called "For Sale : Wiggins' Farm. 

Roxy La Rocca, the famous Italian harpist, will be heard in 
classical and popular selections. 

Will M. Cressy and Blanche Dayne will present "One Night 
Only," another of Mr. Cressy's famous sketches, and a sequel 
to "Town Hall To-Night." 

Work and Play, two capable comedians, tumblers and good 
all-round athletes, will keep the fun going. 

Next week will conclude the engagements of Those French 
Girls and Ralph Herz. 

* * * 

Columbia Theatre.- — Now that the time is approaching for 
David Warfield's engagement at the Columbia Theatre, and 
theatregoers are soon to be enabled to enjoy his latest char- 
acter of absorbing heart interest, "Peter Grimm," which is 
looked upon as the crowning achievement of both David Be- 
lasco's and David Warfield's careers, all matters pertaining to 
the play and the character are of the liveliest interest. "The 
Return of Peter Grimm" is said to breathe, in a new way, and 
with a new delight, all the sweet charm and noble manhood 
that characterized "The Music Master." 

The engagement of David Warfield at the Columbia will be 
positively limited to two weeks. Matinees will be given on 
Wednesday and Saturday. There will be no Sunday perform- 
ance. The engagement opens Monday night, January 27th. 

• » • 

Kohler & Chase Hall. — A new feature in local concert circles 
will be introduced at the Kohler & Chase Music Matinee this 
Saturday afternoon, when Mrs. Richard Rees, the. well known 
and exceedingly capable concert soprano, will sing a group of 
National folk songs in their original languages. Mrs. Rees is 
a born linguist, and consequently she is able to sing in foreign 
languages as if she herself was of foreign birth. In this man- 
ner her work this Saturday afternoon will be a lesson in enun- 
ciation, and it will also show that it does not make any differ- 
ence in what language any one may sing, it will always sound 
well, provided the words are pronounced correctly and accord- 
ing to the rules of vocal art. Mrs. Rees took great pains in 
studying the various folk songs, and an artistic treat is in store 
for every one sufficiently interested to attend the event. Be- 
fore singing each song, Mrs. Rees will deliver a few explana- 
tory remarks regarding the meaning of the words to the song, 
and also pointing out its particular National characteristics. 
In addition to Mrs. Rees' solos, there will be a number of very 



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interesting instrumental numbers for the Pianola Piano and the 
Aeolian Pipe Organ. Compositions by Moszkowski, Liszt, Wol- 
lenhaupt and Flotow are among the most important of those to 
be presented. 

* » * 

San Francisco Orchestra. — On Friday afternoon, January 24, 
the San Francisco Orchestra will give its ninth Symphony Con- 
cert at the Cort Theatre at 3:15 o'clock, and will introduce as 
soloists B. Emilio Puyans, flutist, and Joseph Vito, harpist, 
who will play the Mozart Concerto for flute and harp, accom- 
panied by the full orchestra. Joseph Vito will be well remem- 
bered by the patrons of the San Francisco Orchestra by his ex- 
cellent work with Maud Powell at the Popular Concerts of 
January 10th and 12th. 

The San Francisco Orchestra will give a special Wagner 
Concert in the Auditorium of the German House, Polk and 

Turk streets, Sunday afternoon, January 26th. 

* * * 

With the intention of taking a well-earned rest, Carolina 
White, the beautiful and sensationally successful dramatic 
soprano of the Chicago-Philadelphia Grand Opera Company, 
is visiting California for the first time, and will be heard in 
concerts at Scottish Rite Hall, Wednesday night, January 29th, 
and Sunday night, February 2d. Carolina White will return to 
the Chicago-Philadelphia Grand Opera Company after her 
San Francisco concerts, and will be with Tetrazzini, Mary 
Garden and the other great stars, a valued member of the great 
company that W. H. Leahy and Andreas Dippel will bring to 
open the new Tivoli Opera House. Seats will be on sale Mon- 
day morning, January 27th, at the Sutter street box office of 

Sherman, Clay & Co., Kearny and Sutter streets. 

* * * 

Pantages Theatre. — The anticipated annual road show, com- 
prising the cream of Pantages acts, will open at the local Pan- 
tages Theatre on Sunday afternoon. The bill is one of the 
strongest that has been sent over the line in years, and carries 
nine acts, with the famous and original Pony Ballet, direct from 
London, as the principal feature. The ballet has six bewitch- 
ing English maids, who offer one of the niftiest terpsichorean 
novelties in vaudeville. The girls introduce dances of all nations 
with appropriate costumes, and finish with a clever novelty 
musical number where the girls use tiny xylophones attached 
to their dresses. A true story of New York tenement life is 
"A Fourth Ward Romance," to be presented by Janet Louden 
and company. A real live baby in the sketch is one of the big 
laugh producers. Tom and Edith Almond are singers, dancers 
and musicians who carry special scenic effects. One of the bits 
shown by the Almonds is a pedestal dance with the pair using 
ice skates for their stepping. Hazel Folsom is a Pantages find, 
discovered in Seattle. Miss Folsom bills herself as a "simple 
singer: of simple songs," and has been one of the pleasing fea- 
tures of the show. "Fun in the Swamps" is an acrobatic spec- 
ialty with funny "props" which Rice, Bell and Baldwin will 
offer. Murry K. Hill, who has won fame through his songs on 
the phonograph record, will present his original monologue. 
The Serenada Trio are harpists of exceptional ability. Singers 
from sunny Spain are Guistat and Berrio. The added feature 
will be a picture story of John Bunyan's immortal allegory. "The 
Pilgrims' Progress." 



"What does this nation need?" shouted the impassioned 

orator. "What does this nation require, if she steps proudly 
across the Pacific, if she strides boldly across the mighty ocean 
in her march of trade and freedom? I repeat, what does she 
need?" "Rubber boots." suggested the grossly materialistic 
person in a rear seat. — Exchange. 



One day an inspector of a New Voir, tenement house 

found four families living in one room, chalk lines being drawn 
across in such a manner as to mark out a quarter for each fam- 
ily. "How do you get along here?" inquired the inspector. 
"Very well." was the reply. "Only the man in the farthest cor- 
ner keeps boarders." — Everybody's Magazine. 



GOl DEN STATE. EXTRA DRY. 

the Italian-Swiss Colony's California Champagne, ha; 
planted the imported article at many important dinners and ban- 
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Alcazar Theatre 



O'Farrell Strei ai Powell 



hones: Kearny J: n<tm<- c 1 1.V1 
Mondaj Evening. Jauuarj _!7 1 1 1 n t > f I Throughout the Week. 

EVELYN VAUGHAN and BERT LY'l i i i 
Loading the Alcazar Company in Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's Beautiful 
Dramatic Exposition "i the Power of Faith, 

"THE DAWN OF A TOMORROW" 
^leuuatels Vcted and Splendidly Staged. 
PRICES: Night. 25c to $1.00: Matinee 2fic to.'tfc. 
Mmiiicr Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 



Urpheum 



O'Farrell Streel 

Bet, Stockton and Powell 



Week beginning i his Sunday afternoon, Marine* 
" A GREAT NEW BILL 

bar Co 



MRS. LANGTRY (Lads De Bathe) and bar C'ompauy in "The Tesf" 
[,OLO, the Sious Indian Mystic; OHADWICK TRIO; ROXY LA ROCCA' 

\\ I I.I, M. t'RESSY & BLANCHE DAYNE in Mr. Cressy's Own Skit " Nielli 

Only:" WORK an. I PLAY; THOSE FRENCH GIRLS; NEW liWI.ICIIT 
MOTION PICTURES. Last Week— Immense Hit RALPH IIERZ One of Musi- 
cal Comedy's Most Famous Stars, 

Evening prices— 10c„ 25c. 50c, 75c. Box seats, $1. Matinee pri.es 
(except Sundays and holidays). 10c. 25c, 50c Phones Douglas 70; 
Home C 1570. 

Columbia Theatre s^jagfflr»sr8 , ra 

The Leading Playhouse 
b, Marx * (',,.. Managers 

Sunday Night. Lasl Night " BROADWAY JONES " 

Two Weeks Boginning M lay, January 27th. Matinees Wednesdays and 

Saturdays. David Belasco Presents 

DAVID WAR FIELD 
In David Belasco's Thrilling Play 

"THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM" 
Prices— f2.00 to ")0e. 

San Francisco. Orchestra 

WAGNER CONCERT. Sunday Aftern , January ai, 1918, atHo'cloek Sham 

in the Auditorium of the New 

GERMAN HOUSE, Polk and Turk Streets 
I'rogram — Vorspiel, "The Meistersinger." Vorspiel, "Lohengrin" Siegfried's 

Rhine Journey fr "Die! lotterdammerung," Forest Murmurs from"Siegfried" 

Prelude and 'Isolde's Love Death" i. "Ttistai tl Isolde," 

Tickets 11.00. all seats reserved. 

5eats on sale for all concerts al Sherman-Clay i&Co.. Cort Theatre and Kohler 

A Chase. 

OTHER CONCERTS 
TENTH SYMPHONY Friday Afternoon, Jan. 31, 1913 

TENTH POPULAR Sunday Afternoon. Feb. 2, 1913, 



CAROLINA WHITE 



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■ ..i Dramatic Sopranos and the Artfstii ■-■ n atlon 
i ' ompanj . En Two Splendid i 
SCOTTISH RITE HALL Wednesday Night, January 29th 

COLUMBIA THEATRE Sunday Night, February 2nd 

n Sturkow Rydt i al the piano 
-i.'ni. $l.A v on sale Monday. Sutter Street Box Office, 



Sliennan-4 las 

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Pantages' Theatre 



Market street, opposite Mason 



Starting Sunday Matinee, January 26th, 
ROAD 
SHOW 
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Kohler & Chase present their 2nd season 

MATINEES of MUSIC 

Every Saturday Afternoon at 3 O'cl-ck 
Kohler & Chase Hall, 26 O'Farrell Street 

Featuring Vocal and Instrumental Soloists, the 
Pianola Piano and the wonderful Aeolian 
Pipe Organ. 



\ j.irds of admission required. 



The Public cordially invited. 



ANNUAL MEETING. 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 
;1 meeting of the stockholders of the Joshua Hendy 
niH be held at the office of the corporation, Nn 75 Fremont 
ifornia. on TUESDAY, the llth day of February, 
the hour of 10 o'clock a. m . for the purpose of electing a Board 
ve for the ensuing \ear. and for the- tl 

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January 25, 1913. 




A friend who chanced to be in Sacramento during tffe Gov- 
ernor's reception last week tells me that it was obvious that 
the Johnson social connections tie back to Oakland, not San 
Francisco. A number of leaders in the Oakland smart set went 
up to help receive, whereas there was not any representation 
from San Francisco. Mrs. Hiram J. has never made a bid for 
social favor here or anywhere else, but since her son's marriage 
to Amy Bowles they have had some affiliation with the set in 
Oakland in which the Bowles have long enjoyed prestige. 

Since her marriage to young Johnson, the bride has spent 
most of her time house hunting, and has finally settled upon 
the roof of Russian Hill for a nest. The Governor's own home 
is a notch or two lower on the sky line than where son and his 
bride will build their nest. After her house is built, Mrs. 
Hiram, Jr., plans to go in for social diversions more extensively 
— and with the Fred McNears to set the pace, ought to have a 
very lively time. The John McNears — the McNears are her 
uncles — live more quietly, but have a very interesting and 
delightful circle of friends. 

© © © 

Mrs. Charles Clark has put the spurs back on the Tobin rid- 
ing boots. There was a time when Mrs. Joseph Sadoc Tobin 
was considered the best horsewoman down the peninsula way. 
She has a magnificent figure for riding, and could not only finish 
with the first, but look the perfect figure of the horsewoman all 
the way. A chubby little girl, who rode fairly well, but always 
looked like a bean bag tied in the middle, once said that the 
Lord ought to keep the pattern of Mrs. Tobin to use for all 
women who would have to sit a horse. 

Some years ago, Mrs. Tobin gave up riding at the doctor's 
orders, and it was thought for a time that Helen Hopkins would 
take her place as Exhibit A of what a woman should look like 
on a spirited horse. But after her marriage to Gus Taylor she 
stopped riding to any extent, and now does not get into the 
ranks of crack riders. The only one of the Hopkins clan that 
goes in for riding to any extent is Mrs. Gene Murphy, who rode 
in the paper chase the other day, when Mrs. Clark won the 
honors. 

Before her marriage to Clark, she used to ride a great deal 
with her brothers, the "Tobin boys," who are experts, and 
this early training, in addition to her own 
stable full of as good mounts as can be 
shown on the Coast, gives her an advan- 
tage over the young women who have to 
use a different and borrowed mount each 
time. Mrs. Clark looks very well on her 
thoroughbreds, those who like small 
women best on horses maintaining that 
she has the ideal figure for the sport. 

Paper chases have not been the vogue 
since the last San Rafael scandal was a 
mere candalabria. Burlingame never 
did go in for them as heavily as San 
Rafael and Ross, but now it would appear 
to have a severe case, and every one who 
loves the excitement of the chase will 
compete for honors. 



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Spreckels at all, but some one just her height, figure and car- 
riage, and wearing exactly the same gown. 

The tailor around the corner listened without surprise to my 
story, the while he tried to slay every curve and make Nature 
look straight up and down. Then he went into a little back 
room and brought forth a wondrous tomato red with touches of 
dark blue. He spread it out before our appraising and de- 
lighted gaze. Then he disappeared into another room and 
brought forth a twin tomato with twin touches. 

"Mrs. M brought in the first one for me to alter, and 

commanded me never to duplicate it for any other customer, as 
she had imported it as an exclusive model from a great Paris 
house. I felt so sad to show her this duplicate which a wo- 
man in her own set had that morning brought in for an altera- 
tion." 

So far this season there have been none of these "exclusive" 
Parisian duplicates at balls. One year four women were cha- 
grined to find themselves in the same costume at a Cinderella 
ball. 

© © © 
The engagement of Miss Ethel Dean to Mr. Frederick Hussey 
of New York has settled the question of who was going to 
make a dent in the adamant determination of one of the most 
dashing young women in San Francisco to remain single. Mr. 
Hussey followed the young lady all the way to the Nevada 
ranch, where she spends part of the time with her sister, Mrs. 
Flora Dean Magee. In fact, he bought adjoining acres and 
stocked them with cattle. Also he established kennels, and 
attempted to breed dogs. So of course the summer swains, or 
winter swains, could not compete with this all-the-year-round 
young man, who could pack up and go to his Nevada ranch 
whenever the sisters went to theirs. The Hussey family is well 
known in Pittsburgh and New York, and a number of the family 



The other day I saw Mrs. Gus Spreck- 
els get out of a limousine and disappear 
into a shop. I turned the corner and saw 
her come out of a florist's and step into 
a limousine. 

In ten minutes she had changed the 
color of her hair and her limousine. Her 
hair was that ashen color instead of 
brown, ashen without a fleck of gold, and 
her new limousine — well, that looked 
gold flecked enough — all limousines do! 
Then I discovered it wasn't Mrs. Gus 




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Carolina White, Scottish Rite, January 29th; Columbia Thea- 
tre February 2d. 

are coming out for the ceremony, which will not be long de- 
ferred. 

The bride-to-be is a very beautiful girl, a Vassar graduate, 
and has had a host of admirers, whose protestations made no 
" impression. So Mr. Hussey, of New York and Pittsburgh, it 
goes without saying, is not just the average attractive man. 

A most brilliant dinner was held in one of the banquet 

halls of Techau Tavern, Saturday evening, January 11th, when 
Count and Countess Valle de Salazar entertained Marques de la 
Vegas Y Inclan, the royal envoy of Spain, to the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition. The host is the Spanish Consul at 
Sap Francisco. The decorations were Spanish in design, the 
chief ornament of the table being the Royal Arms of Spain, 
carved from a huge block of ice by the confectioner of the 
Tavern. Monday evening, January 13th, Mr. C. A. Gilbert, 
general manager of the United States Tire Company, gave an 
elaborate dinner to a large number of friends, on which occasion 
the table was decorated with an automobile carved in ice and 
bearing the monogram of the tire company. 



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ENGAGEMENTS. 

CRERAR-GALLAGHER. — The announcement of the engagement of Her- 
bert Gallagher and Miss Violet Crerar of Hamilton, Ont., came as a 
surprise to the latter's friends here, The marriage will take 
on Wednesday, January 29th, in Hamilton, and Gallagher has left for 
the North. The bride is the daughter of the late Peter Crerar, who 
was prominent In the political history of Canada, and Gallagher is 
the son of Mr and Mrs. R. E. Gallagher of Hamilton. 

("'RONAN-O'haha- At a reception given in i r "i" tin.- bride- elect last 

Sunday afternoon, formal announcement was made of the betrothal 
of Miss Gladys Cronan and Lieutenant Joseph O'Hara of the Tenth 
Coast Artillery. Miss Cronan is the on! flaug] ter of Mr. and Mrs. 

J. B. Cronan of this City, 

DEAN-HrSSEY. — Mrs. Flora Dean Magee has announced the engage- 
ment of her sister. Miss Ethel Dean, t<> Mr. Frederick Hussey of New 
York and Pittsburgh. 

EDISON-SLOANE. — An engagement of unusual interest which I 

cently been announced in the East is that of Miss Madeline Edison, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas a. Edison, to John Eyre Sloane. 
Miss Edison is the talented daughter of the ramous inventor of South 
Orange. N. .1.. and is a granddaughter •<{ Louis Miller, of Akron. Ohio. 
Mr. Sloane is the son of Dr. and Mis. F. O'Connor Sloane of South 
Orange. 

SEELEY-BL'NDSCHl'.— The engagement of Miss Ruth Seeley and Mr. 
Rudolph R. Bundschu is announced. Miss Seeley is a daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Seeley of Oakland, and Mr. Bundschu is a son 
uf the late Charles Bundschu. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

KALES-BRADY.-* The marriage Of Miss Rose Kales and James Brendon 
Brady will take place on February 4th at the home of the bride's 
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Martin YV. Kales, in Oakland. 

WILLIAMS- PIX<-*KAK1 '. — Miss Dorothy Williams and Eyre l'imkard will 
be married in April. Details for the wedding have not yet been ar- 
ranged, but it will probably take place at the home of the bride's 
father. Gardner Williams, in Washington. 

SMALL-PIERCE.— Miss Barbara Small has set February 18th as the 

Of her marriage to Lieutenant Junius Pierce. It will be a small home 
wedding at the Small residence on Broadway. 

TRASK-LANGDON.— Miss Olive Trask and Mr. Allen Langdon will be 
married on February 26th, In Los Angeles. Miss Trask is a daughter 
of Mrs. Wayland Trask. 

WEDDINGS. 
CUNNINGHAM-SARGENT —Miss Mary Cunningham and Murray Sar- 
gent were married on Saturday in New York at the Church 
Thomas. Following the ceremony there was a reception at the home 
«if the bride's mother, Mrs. James Cunningham, 1J4 Bast 55th St. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BRICE. — Miss Elizabeth Brice was hostess at a luncheon at the Town 
and Country Club recently, taking her guests later to "Thl 
Bird" at the Cort Theatre. 

BROWNBLL.- Mrs. E. E. Browned was hostess at an attractive lui 

recently, having her friends as guests for the pleasui kflss Hen- 

rietta Blanding. 

CHRISTIE.— Miss Amalia Christie was hostess at a luncheon in thl I ' 

Cisca Club on Wednesday, at which she entertained In compliment to 
Miss Margaret Holmes, the attractive daughter of Major and Mrs. 
Frank Holmes. 

r.»E YOUNG. — Mrs. M. 1 1. de SToung was hostess at a handsomely ap- 
pointed luncheon Wednesday In honor of Miss Jane iiotallng, one of 
the season's most frequently feted debutantes. There were twenty 
girls of the younger set present to greet the guest of honor. 

DUNNE. — Mrs. Peter F. Dunn- entertained uncheon and bridge 

party at her home on Thursday. 

HARTMAN. — Mrs. E. A. Hartnian. who is here from New York, spend- 
ing the winter with her sister, Mrs. Carter Pitkin Pomeroy, was the 
guest of honor at a luncheon given by Mrs. Le Roy Nickel at the 
Francisca Club on Wednesday. 

LOWENBERG. — Miss Anna EClumpke, the well known artist, was guest 
of honor recently at a luncheon at the Fairmont at which Mrs. I. 
Lowenburg entertained a number of her friends. 

NICKEL. — Mrs. J. LeKoy Nickel entertained at a luncheon, followed by 
bridge, on Wednesday, at the Francisca Club. 

PEIXOTTO. — Mrs. Edgar Peixotto entertained at a luncheon at her home 
in Washington street on Wednesday. 

WAYMAN. — Mrs. Willard Wayman has Issued Invitations to a luncheon 
which she will give at the Fairmont Hotel January 31st. The guest 
of honor on this occasion will be Mrs. Sidney Cloman. 

WORDEN. — : Mrs. Clinton E. Worden was a luncheon hostess last Saturday 
afternoon in compliment to Miss Rutherford of New York, The 
affair was held in the Palace Hotel. 



TEAS. 
BA KE R — Miss Dorothy Baker was hostess al a tea on Monday to meet 

Mrs. Leavltt Maker, who is spending the winter In town. 
COWDIN.— Mrs. J. Cheever Cowdin will be hostess at a tea at her apart- 

menta In Pacific avenue, on Wednesday. January 20th. 
CRXSTY. — Miss Emelia Crlsty entertained at a tea on Wednesday, with 

Miss Margaret Holmes as guest of honor. 
DTJNPHY.- -Mrs. Charles Dunphy has issuer] invitations to a tea for 

February 1st at her home in Washington street. 
HARRISON. — Lieutenant Ralph C. Harrison, U. S. A., was host at an af- 
i tea which he gave Tuesday in his quarters at Fort WInfield 

Scott. His mother. Airs. Eugenie C. Harrison, chaperoned the party. 
HERRICK. Mrs. Lester Herrick gave a tea for Mrs. Francis J. Davis 

Miss Barbara Small recently. 
MARTIN.— Mrs, William Martin was hostess at a tea recently in honor 

of Miss Arabella Morrow. 
MONTGOMERY.— Mrs. Hugh Montgomery was hostess at a tea on Sun- 

ii i . aften n in honor "f Miss Pa>ker, of Pasadena 

MORRISON.— The Misses Morrison, of San Jose, entertained at a tea at 

the Palace on Tuesday afternoon, which was one of the pretty 

: Irs -I' i hi week. 

MORROW.- Mlsa Arabella Morrow was hostess at a tea on Wednesday. 

with Miss Ruth Slack, tin- ii ■<■• of Judge Edgar Zook. as the guest 

of honor. 
OTIS. — Miss Cora and Miss Ftederika otis entertained their friends at a 

tea. <>u Friday afternoon in honor of Miss Dorothy Page, the flaneee of 

Mr. Charles Buckingham. 

SPENGLER— Miss Mildred Spengler gave an informal tea in the Palace 
Hotel court recently, entertaining twelve of her classmates and 
friends. 

DINNERS. 
BLANDING. — The debutantes and the belles and beaux of the younger set 
the guests of Miss Henrietta i :i.i ? 1. 1 i ri u: when she entertained 
recently In honor of Miss Kate Peterson, the fiancee of Ward Mai I Hard. 

The dinner was held in the Rose R i ol the Fairmont. 

BOG ART. —Miss Adeline Bogart will have friends to dine at her homo 

this evening preceding the Saturday Assembly dance. 
BUTTERS Mrs. Charles Butters is planning a series of handsome din- 
ners before Lenl at her beautiful home In Claremont. 
CRTMMINS.— Captain and Mrs. Martin Crimmins gave a dinner "W 

day evening at their home in the Presidio. It was a reunion of the 

party that went to mite Valley over New Year's as the guests 

of Mr. ami Mis. Fred Fenwiek. 

DEAN.- Mlsa i' I was hostess al a prettily appointed dinner 

Prldaj evening preceding the ball which was given by Mr. and Mrs. 

ander Hamilton. 

DEERING-— Mr, and Mrs. Patrick Calhoun, who are visiting friends here. 

guests of honor at a dinner at which Air. and Mrs. Frank P. 

1 leering recently entertained. 

FLOOD.— Mr. and Mrs. James Flood entertained forty guests at dinner at 

the Fairmont recently in honor of Miss Christine Donohoe. 
FREDERICKS. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fredericks were guests at a dinner 
Monday evening at their home in Presidio Terrace. The guest of 
honor was Fi anh La i i 
HARRISON.- Mrs. Eugenie Chrystal Harrison entertained at dinner i" 
her home in Pacific avenue Sunday evening in honor of Mrs. R. A. 
, wife of Colonel Eddy, IT. S. A. Colonel and Mrs. Eddy will leave 
for I'aris in a fortnight's time. 
HILL i Maryland will be the scene of another small dinner 

dance this evening, with Ensign Harry Hill as host. 
KKLIIAM. — Mr. and Mrs. George Kelham em Jne guests at 

. , ,. . -nt l>-. The affair was held in their residence In Pierce 
strei i . 
EC EYES. —Mrs, Alexander Keyes has sent out invitations for a dinner to 
precede the Mardl Gras on February 1th. It will take place at the 
residence in Devlsadero street, and fourteen guests will be 
entertained, going later to the hail at the Palace. 
oris. Mr. and Mrs. -lames Otis gave a handsome dinner at their house 
on i 'aclflc avenue re< ently. 

rON. Mrs. Edgar F. Preston was hostess at a dinner at the Fair- 
Tuesday night, entertaining eighteen of her Friendi 



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VON SCHRAETDER, Tuesdaj eVeftfag Mr. and Mrs, Fritz von Schraedi i 
whose marriage was an event of last year, were boats at a dinner in 

honor of Miss Catherine Hooper and her tiance, Joseph Hutchinson 
WOODS. — Miss Dorothy Woods was a dinner hostess in her home in Cali- 
fornia street recently, ami lat<-r m-rompanied her guests to the Cin- 
derella ball. 

CARDS. 

ii \ttoK. — On Thursday. Mrs, George Efatton was hostess at a bridge 

tea at the Fairmont Hotel. 

HOPKINS.— Mrs. Timothy Hopkins was a bridge hostess Tuesday after- 
noon at the Town and Country Club. About thirty-six guest enjoyed 
her hospitality. 

JORDAN. — Mrs. William if. Jordan has sent out cards for a large bridge 
party to take place on Wednesday afternoon at her home on Pacific 
avenue. 

LA BOYTEAUX. — Mrs. W. II. La Boyteaux was hostess at a bridge tea at 
her home in Pacific avenue on Tuesday afternoon. 

LIEBES. — Mrs. Julien Liebes and Mrs. M. .1. Lyon will give a bridge tea 
at the St. Francis on February 6th. 

McGREGOR. — Mrs. John A. McGregor was hostess at a bridge party re- 
cently. 

NICKEL. — Mrs. Hart man of New York, who is spending the winter with 
her sister, Mrs. Carter Pitkin Pomeroy. was the guest of honor at a 
bridge party given Wednesday afternoon at the Francisca Club by 
Mrs. J. L,e Roy Nickel. 

NORTHRON. — Mrs. James H. Northron entertained at a bridge afternoon 
on Wednesday. 

OLNEY. — Miss Anna Olney gave a bridge party on Wednesday at her 
home on Pacific avenue. Miss Ottilia Laine. who has recently re- 
turned from Europe, where she has been for the past year, was the 
tif of the affair. There were thirty guests. 

PARKER.— In honor of Mrs. Charlton Parker. Mis. Chalien Parker enter- 
talned at a bridge tea at the Claremont Country Club Wednesday af- 
ternoon. About sixty guests attended. 

PICKERING. — Mrs. Frederick Pickering was hosfess at a small bridge 
recently, having four or five tables. 

SAUNDERS. — Miss D'orothy Deane was guest of honor at a bridge tea on 
Monday, at which Mrs. Edward Vere Saunders entertained about 
twenty of her friends. 

SONNTAG-— Miss iia Sonntag was hostess at a bridge tea recently, having 
eight tables for cards, with attractive prises. The aftt moon was com- 
plimentary to Miss Ruth Slack and Miss Marie Billiard, two of the 
engaged belles, and Miss Corinne Dillman of San-ann-ntn. 

WELTY. — Mrs. Cullen Welty entertained at a bridge party recently at 
her home in Presidio Terrace. The guest of honor was Miss i 
Boyd, who left on Monday for New York and Panama 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

TBVIS.— Dr. Harrj Tevls had a house party ovei the week-end at his 
place near Los Gatos. 

RECEPTIONS. 

BRANDON.— Many of the friends of Mrs. Ethel Brandon greeted her at a 

reception given al the Sequoia Club recently. 
FORD, -Mr. and Mis. 'iin> i,. Ford have irds for an evening 

reception I'm Sa I in .la '■ . I'Vl \ Isl, 

Griffith.— The Misses Alice ami Caroline Griffith win give a le 

caption to-da i in honor ol their nephew and niece, Mr. and iffrs 
Millen Griffith, it will be a house -warming, the Misses Griffith having 
recently taken possession of their handsome new honn 
avenue. 

HAVENS.— Mr, and Mrs. Frank C. Havens will reception on 

February 1st, at their home, "WUdwood," In Piedmont, In honor of 
lid a ad Mrs. i [arold 1 1 ■ 

HODGEN.- Mi Joseph Dupuj Hodges and Kiss Margaret Hods 
i ertalned over two hund red ol theli 
horns recently. 

WHEELER, Mi and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheelei wen 
large reception recentlj al theli home on Washington sti 

theatre parties. 
MiLLKii Mr. and Mrs. H, M \ .Miller were hosts al 

the Gort la si Saturday evening. Later they took th< 
upper was a 
WRIGHT.- Miss Helen Wright, one of Ihe favorites among the debutantes 
of th. theatre party, followed 

on January 87th, 

DINNER DANCES. 

MORGAN. Mi. and Mrs. Hoi wsrs hosts at s particularly 

handsome dhint i 
Cliff House recently, 

DANCES. 

BRIQHAM Miss Kal Brlghara will 

19th. 

M-; V"i \ and Phyllis de Young hav<* 

cards for s cotillion to ' given st their home on February iSth. 
iiamii er Hamilton entertained at i 

uta, Mr. and Mr? 

John P S] 

Kojoyed a brilliant season dur 
ing this. te winter. 

ens Horst « 
it their horn raca, With Miss Janet Paint. 

•f honor. There will U* about Iw 
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''JNZ. Mrs. John Frederic* Lin/, was hostess at a dancing party at the 
s ,la Tuesday night, the event celebrating her anniversarj 

Ul EIRAY. The .lam,, given recently at Fort Winfleld Scott in honoi oi 
Miss Sadie Murray, who is visiting Lieutenant and Mrs, Murray at 
the post, was a vmy pretty affair. The Coast Artillery officers and 
their wives, stationed at Fort Scott, were the hosts, and the affair 
took place In the attractive new hall over the post exchange. 

I'LATT.- -Miss Gladys Piatt was hostess at one of the dancing parties 
during the past week, entertaining a number oi her friends at her 
home. 

WEN DEL.— Miss Zeta Wendel entertained at an Informal dance recently, 
at which she entertained about sixty friends. 
BALLS. 

WALTER.— Mrs. I. N. Walter will give a dance at the Hotel St. Francis 
on Saturday in honor of Miss Marian Walter. It will be a bal sque. 

CLUB NOTES. 

CORONA CLUB.— Mrs. James Treadwell arranged the programme for the 
Corona Club's meeting on Thursday of this week. In addition to 
musical numbers there were three addresses, each dealing with a 
particular field for social service and civic work. 

CALIFORNIA CIVIC LEAGUE.— Members of the California Civic League 
who attended the quarterly meeting last Saturday at the Hotel Oak- 
1:111,1 took occasion to congratulate Miss Charlotte Anita Whitney, 
president of the California League, on the honor which has recently 
been conferred upon her by the National Equal Suffrage Association. 
Miss Whitney was recently elected scond vice-president of the 
National organization, of which Dr. Anna Howard Shaw is the 
president. 

DORIAN CLUB.— Mr. and Mrs, Byron Matizy extended the hospitality of 
their home to the members of the Dorian Club on Frida> evening of 
this week. 

Ft iRUM CLUB. — The members of the Forum Club entertained their guests 
with a delightful program Wednesday ■ fternoon In their quarters In 
Post street. 

(Continued to Page 18.) 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 




FINANCIAL 




A Scant Water 
Supply the Cause 



The arrogance and high-handed ex- 
actions of Spring Valley Water Com- 
pany in the treatment of its ordinary 
consumers is rapidly leading to con- 
ditions that will likely be taken before the courts or the State 
Railroad Commission. Any unbiased observer of the situation 
could only draw one conclusion : that the management of Spring 
Valley is confident that it will be able to make a satisfactory 
sale of its property to the municipality at an early date, and is 
making use of the interim to squeeze every dollar possible out 
of consumers who are not in a position singly to get redress. 
There are more protests and "kicks" now being filed against 
the company than ever before in its history, both by residential 
sections and by single consumers. Protests of the former, on 
account of scant water supply, and refusal on the part of the 
company to furnish the necessary main pipe service, have been 
a matter of notoriety in the local press for months past. In 
fact, several sections of the city have sent representative com- 
mittees to the Board of Supervisors to demand that the Spring 
Valley Water Company be compelled to furnish adequate ser- 
vice to their districts. Insurance rates have been increased in 
those localities to almost prohibitive rates, while the Water 
Company dodges behind its lawyers into the law courts for 
protection. The steadily increasing number of consumers in 
the "complaint line" at the main office of the company on Sut- 
ter street tells an additional story of arrogant corporate greed. 
Apparently the meter men of the company have had instructions 
to put on all the traffic will bear, for the greatest number of 
complaints and the strongest are based on the rapacity of those 
zealous and tireless water meters. Complaints are being regis- 
tered by small consumers in the business as well as in the 
residential districts that their bills have been doubled and 
trebled, while the complainers use only the usual amount of 
water. The only reply of the clerks of the company is the 
stereotyped falsehood that the meters never register incor- 
rectly. From this answer there is no appeal, and the Spring 
Valley Company continues to gather in these hard wrung dollars 
while it has the opportunity, trusting that the small householders 
and businessmen, who cannot singly fight the company, will not 
organize and appeal for justice to the proper tribunal. It is 
such unconscionable actions on the part of rapacious corpora- 
tions that is driving many citizens into the ranks of those 
favoring municipalities owning the public utilities. 



The contention of Gavin McNab 
Victory for the that the Continental Building and 

Continental. Loan Association is and has always 

been solvent, has just been amply 
vindicated by careful judicial inquiry. The first report was 
made by Referee in Bankruptcy A. B. Kreft in the matter of 
involuntary bankruptcy, and this report has now been con- 
firmed by a final decree signed by Judge Dietrich of the U. S. 
District Court. The officials of the association will now take 
immediate steps of their own volition to wind up its affairs and 
pay depositors every cent of money due them, a proceeding 
which was contemplated when State Building and Loan Com- 
missioner Walker injected himself into the case in such a way 
as to drive the management to the courts in order to protect the 
assets and reputation of the association. There is nothing now 
for Commissioner Walker to do but to sit way back and watch 
the members of the association receive their money in full. 
Thus ends one of the most flagrant attempts of a coterie of poli- 
ticians to reap golden pickings in commissions and salaries un- 
der the cover of winding up a solvent institution. 

Concerning the rights of certain members and the profits of 
$77,449 to be distributed, Referee in Bankruptcy Kreft said : 

"All the corporation possesses it owes to its members. All 
of its funds are owing, although not due; and each member has 
an absolute claim for his proportionate share of the assets, and 
there is no distinction as to this claim between principal and 
profits. It all belongs to, and is owing to the members. The 



claims of the members, therefore, are not contingent, although 
most of the claims are not due. There is no independent stock 
of this association. Its capital stock consists of the dues paid 
by its members. 

"If, under the law, withdrawal value is to be figured on 
profits actually apportioned, then the association is insolvent to 
the extent of at least $18,237.74. The referee, however, finds 
that for the purpose of determining solvency the withdrawal 
value must be computed on profits actually existing, not profits 
erroneously declared, and as this association has a profit of 
approximately $77,449.05 over and above the amount necessary 
to pay all its outside creditors, and all the principal paid in by 
its members, as a conclusion of law I find that the alleged bank- 
rupt at the time of the alleged commission of the acts of bank- 
ruptcy charged was solvent, and has not committed the acts of 
bankruptcy charged." 



Local Stocks 
And Bonds. 



The market showed an improve- 
ment in transactions as the week 
advanced, and prices continued gen- 
erally firm. The strongest spot was 
easily Spring Valley. Both stocks and bonds possess a specu- 
lative value just now on the proposed sale now being discussed 
between the water company and representatives of the munici- 
pality. It is generally understood that a compromise will be 
reached, and the deal completed. On the showing being made 
along this line, traders have been buying the issues, and prices 
have advanced in consequence. Alaska Packers was also bet- 
ter, on the prospects of a big catch this season. Associated 
showed softness, and gave ground slowly on light offers. Amal- 
gamated was ex-dividend the usual monthly $1 dividend, and 
was quoted at 76 7 s bid. General Petroleum was fairly steady 
at 266. On the New York curb it touched 25V2 bid. Eugene 
de Sabla and Captain Barneson went East this week to make 
the final arrangements in the underwriting to finance the pur- 
chase of Union Oil by that company. It is understood that the 
general arrangements for raising the funds have been made 
with strong Wall street interests. Considerable curiosity is 
expressed concerning the identity of those handling the under- 
writing, as the knowledge might reveal big Eastern oil inter- 
ested in the deal. Thus far the executive officers of General 
Petroleum have declined to commit themselves on this point. 



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and California Advertiser 



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The sugars steadied during the week, after their shrinkage, 
due to the curtailment in dividends. Hawaiian Com. easily 
made the best showing. United R. R. 4's also became steadier. 
Trading in stocks was very light, and investors just now appear 
to be lukewarm in that direction. Most of them are holding off 
pending a definite understanding of what the Democrats intend 
to do with the tariff. 



The Local 
Mining Market. 



Prices generally were irregular and 
narrow during the week, and trading 
light and spotty. Changes in most 
instances were inconsequential. The 
leaders held fairly firm in the Goldfields and Tonopahs. Gold- 
field Con. swung between 2 and 2.10, and Belmont displayed a 
like automatic movement. The cold weather has handicapped 
the mines, and water and power were completely cut off in 
many instances. Especially was this the case along the Com- 
stock Lode. Florence has closed down, pending a meeting of 
the directors in the near future when the proposition of acquir- 
ing milling facilities will be discussed. The company has good 
milling ore on the 1200. The shut down caused the price of 
the stock to drop to 46, its lowest price in many months. Jumbo 
Ex. was stronger, and sold up to 46 on the report of an enrich- 
ment in the ledge. The property is reported to be in excellent 
shape at present. Nevada Hills is gradually working out of 
the indebtedness created by building the mill, and is showing a 
gradually increasing price in consequence. There remains, 
however, some $150,000 still to be discharged. The Comstocks 
continued flat. Mexican is taking out a little ore, and the mill 
is running. Con.-Virginia has aroused some interest by starting 
work in new ground on the 1200, at the same time, exploration is 
under way in the deep levels of the 2,500. 



Fireman's Fund The Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Annual Report. completed the fiftieth year of its 

corporate existence on January 1, 
1913, and this week it held its annual stockholders' meeting and 
submitted its fiftieth annual statement. The following officers 
and directors were re-elected: William J. Dutton, president; 
Bernard Faymonville, vice-president; J. B. Levison, second 
vice-president; Louis Weinmann, secretary; Thomas M. Gar- 
diner, treasurer; Herbert P. Blanchard, assistant secretary; 
John S. French, assistant secretary; A. W. Follansbee, marine 
secretary. The directors — Charles R. Bishop, J. C. Coleman, 
George A. Newhall, Bernard Faymonville, Henry Rosenfeld, 
F. W. Van Sicklen, J. B. Levison, Arthur A. Smith, William J. 
Dutton, Charles P. Eells, Vanderlyn Stow. 

The year 1912 was an exceptionally prosperous one for the 
company, its income for the year aggregating $5,838,259.85, 
from which $523,000 was added to the surplus. This is con- 
siderably more than double the modest $240,000 paid out as 
dividends, and yet the dividend disbursement of the Fireman's 
Fund is at the rate of 16 per cent per annum on the part of its 
stock. The balance sheet submitted to the stockholders show 
total assets aggregating $9,268,924, as compared with total as- 
sets of $8,649,591.75 in January, 1912. 



The American Development Com- 
A Live Wire i\ pany, 1001-1008 Hearst Building, 

San Francisco. San Francisco, has secured the ser- 

vices of John M. Gardner, of New 
York City, as sales manager of their real estate and bond de- 
partment. 

Mr. Gardner has a wide acquaintance among financial and 
real estate interests throughout the United States. He has 
been actively interested in development of both suburban and 
acreage in Long Island and Westchester, adjacent to New 
York City, having syndicated several large tracts of land in 
that area with Eastern capitalists. 

Mr. Gardner served as general manager of the Monaton 
Realty Investment Corporation of New York City, a corpora- 
tion which specialized on income producing properties in New- 
York City exclusively. This company has over $3,000,000 of 
assets. 

He has also been a director in many corporations, amor.i; 
which may be mentioned the McCormack Warranty Corpora- 
tion of Queen's Common, the Barr Lake Land Improvement 
Company of Denver, the Larchmont Park in Westchester 



County, New York, and the Mountain Lakes Development Co. 
of New Jersey. 

Mr. Gardner was president of the Barr Lake Land Improve- 
ment Company of Denver, Colorado, owning 10,000 acres of 
land seventeen miles from Denver, in which enterprise he rep- 
resented banking interests in New England. 

Mr. Gardner is thoroughly familiar with sales organization, 
and agency methods, has had a wide experience in publicity 
work, and proposes to utilize his large experience and connec- 
tions in building up a strong sales force and production with 
the American Development Company. 

He has spent two months on the Coast making careful analy- 
sis of conditions both in Southern California as well as through- 
out the State. He has interviewed many real estate concerns, 
and believing in the great future and possibilities of California 
along real estate development lines, has associated with the 
American Development Company, as embodying the best plan, 
method of work, and future in this part of the country. He 
proposes a practical, energetic campaign among Eastern capi- 
talists, investors and home seekers, and on account of his famil- 
iarity with the conditions in the East, having visited within 
the last six months every large city east of the Mississippi 
River, firmly believes that a great deal of idle capital can be 
brought to California from the centers of finance and population 
through well directed and concentrated effort. 



The members of the new board of directors of the San 

Francisco Chamber of Commerce have organized and elected 
officers as follows: Wm. T. Sesnon, of Sesnon Oil Co., presi- 
dent; C. F. Michaels, of Langley & Michaels, first vice-presi- 
dent; W. N. Moore, of Moore- Watson Dry Goods Co., second 
vice-president; Joseph Sloss, of Louis Sloss & Co., third vice- 
president; C. K. Mcintosh, of Bank of California, treasurer; 
George C. Boardman, of Boardman Bros. & Co., secretary. The 
executive committee will be composed, during 1913, of the fol- 
lowing: C. K. Mcintosh (chairman), W. N. Moore, C. F. 
Michaels, M. H. Esberg, R. I. Bentley, John S. Drum and Wm. 
Matson. 



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The Coming 
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A more beautiful locality cannot be imagined. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



S©skl mi& IP©rs®nnfflIl U®m§> 

(Continued from Page 15.) 

JUVENILE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.— The Juvenile Protective As- 
sociation had its regular meeting Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the 
assembly room of the Phelan Bldg. Miss Sallie J. Jones of the Board 
of Education; Mrs. Alice Best, the artist, and Miss Mary Conlin of the 
Probation office, were the speakers at Monday's meeting. Each pre- 
sented from her particular point of view her impressions on "The 
Overdressing of School Girls." 

LADIES' CLUB OF GOLDEN GATE COMMANDER!'.— Several hundred 
guests availed themselves of the invitation extended by the Ladies' 
Club of Golden Gate Commandery, Knights Templar, for the annual 
ball and promenade concert, which was an important event of Monday 
evening last. 

LAUREL HALL CLUB.— Raising funds to be added to the building money 
now on hand is a work which calls for special attention from the 
Laurel Hall Club from time to time. On Thursday of this week the 
club offered an afternoon at cards to its members and friends, the 
proceeds from the game being added to the money already deposited 
in the buikTng fund. 

MILLS CLUB.— The regular meeting of the Mills Club was held Tuesday 
afternoon at 536 Sutter street. Miss Eleanor Grace Unger, the club 
president, presided, and was assisted by a reception committee com- 
posed of members of the club. 

MUSIC TEACHERS ASS'N. OF CAL.— An address on "The Socialization 
of Music," by Henry Bretherick, president of the Music Teachers' As- 
sociation of California, was an interesting feature of the California 
Club's weekly program Tuesday afternoon. Among other things the 
speaker strongly advocated the inclusion of music in the vocational 
movement which is at present being agitated for the public schools of 
San Francisco. 

PACIFIC COAST WOMEN'S PRESS ASS'N.— Mrs. Arthur W. Cornwall, 
one of the new members of the Pacific Coast Women's Press Associa- 
tion, had charge of the programme at the last meeting of that or- 
ganization. At the request of the president, Mrs. Cornwall devoted 
the afternoon to "Journalism." 

PACIFIC MUSICAL SOCIETY.— The regular meeting of the Pacific Musi- 
cal Society took place at the St. Francis Hotel Wednesday morning at 
10:30 o'clock. An unusually interesting programme was presented. 

SEQUOIA CLUB. — Sequoia Club entertained Mrs. Lily Langtry on Friday 
evening. 

TEA CLUB. — The Tea Club has issued invitations to a iarge reception 
which will be given in the rooms of the Sorosis Club In Sutter street, 
Thursday afternoon, January 30th. 

VITTORIA COLONNA CLUB.— On Saturday of last week the Vitloria 
Colonna Club had its annual breakfast. The club women chose the 
St, Francis for this year's celebration of their club birthday, and 
elaborate preparations were made for the affair. Dr. Mariana Ber- 
tola, president of the club, presided, and the toasts for the afternoon 
were called for by Mrs. J. S. Phillips. 

WOMEN'S POLITICAL LEAGUE.— The women of the Women's Political 
League were awakened to a keen interest in the game laws of the 
State on Wednesday afternoon, when Mrs. V. De Witt Warr, well 
known sportswoman, addressed them relative to the bill shortly to 
appear before the Legislature prohibiting the sale of ducks. 

WOMAN'S PROGRESSIVE CLUB.— The Woman's Progressive Club of the 
Thirty-First District devoted its monthly meeting Wednesday after- 
noon to a discussion of the Weller recall movement. The meeting was 
held at the home of Mrs. Phillip Bancroft, 2423 Green street. 

ARRIVALS. 

ALMV. ■ c< 'in i M.i n.i.-r and Mrs, A. c. Almy have arrived here from the 

Orient. 
BANCROFT. — Mrs. A. L. Bancroft has returned from her trip to the East, 

and is now at her home near Concord, Contra Costa County. 
UAMMON. — Mr. and Mrs. Wendell P. Haramon have returned from New 

York, having spent most of the past year abroad. 
LONGTON. — After an extended wedding journey, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 

Longton are back in town, and for the present are occupying the 

Foreman home on Second avenue. 
MORRISON. — The Misses Morrison of San Jose are spending the v. 

town, and are at the Palace. 
OELRICHS. — The arrival of Mrs. Herman Oelrlchs has caused much 

pleasurable excitement in the Smart Set, and numerous entertain 

rin-nts are being planned for the visitor who is in San Francisco for 

the first time in two y 3. 

PARKER. — Mrs. James Parker is here visiting her relatives while Ui u 

tenant Parker is off on duty in the waters about Cuba. 
PIKE. — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Pike have come up from Coalings to 

make their home in this city. 
THOMPSON. — Mrs. Bradford Thompson, of Now York, is here for the win- 
ter, and is a guest at the Hotel St. Francis. 

DEPARTURES. 

FULLER. — Mrs. Frank P. Fuller left Tuesday for 8 visit <»f two or three 
months in New York. During her sojourn In the Bast she will 
guest of relatives. 

HARVEY. — Captain Walter Harvey, U. S. A., and Mrs. Harvey havi 

to Fort Lawton, near Seattle, where Captain Harvey Is to i> 
tioned. 

HAVENS. — Mr. and Mrs. Wlckham Havens will leave in the near future 
for Coronado, where they are scheduled to appear In the tennis tour- 
nament. They will spend several weeks in the Southern resort. 



MARTIN. — M ' ■ Geoi'gi Martin departed M lay for Pasadena, where she 

will visit for several weeks. 

SPRECKELS.— Claus Spreckels has rel :d to his home in Coronado, af- 
ter a several weeks' visit at the Spreckels home on Pacific avenue. 

UJPHAM.— Benjamin CIpham has planned an interesting trip around the 
world, and will sail on the Cleveland next month. He will be absent 
from San Francisco tor ■-■■ ivi ral months, 

INTIMATIONS. 

BENEDICT.— Mis. Egbert Judson Benedict left Paris for St. Petersburg 

to spend the midwinter holidays with friends. 
BRYANT.— Ml Louise Bryant, who has been abroad with her 

grand tfrs. Marcus, for the past six months, will return next 

month. 
COOK.— Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cook, of Rio Vista are spending the week 

at the Palace Hotel, 
CRAIG.— Colonel and Mrs. Thomas n. Craig have as their guest Miss 

Bessie Rioi ] 

Mrs. Ann. Dosch are contemplating a return to Cali- 
t two months. They are in Oregon, where they have 

been since the beginning of wlnfc 
FORD.— Mr. and Mrs, Bei I Ford, who have been abroad since their 

marriage. urelj tour of Europe, will reach 

San Francisco 1 rst part of next month, after a short visit in 

New York. 
GLENN. Mrs. i: ink 1. 1 y Glenn are again at the 

Fairmont. 
HAMMOND.— Mr. and Mrs, John Hays Hammond have been entertaining 

Mrs. Grover Cleveland at their home In Washington. 
HEDGES Hi i Walton Hedges, who is now in Santa Barbara, will 

Paso Robles, where she will spend 

several w 
HEY NEMAN. ! Heyneman and Walter iieyneman 

. M rout-' from New York to their home In this city. They have 

been in New York over the winter. 
HOFFAKER, — Mr. ' B .J. Hoffaker will take possession of their 

new home on February 1st. it was formerly occupied by the Athol 

McBeans. 
t.ai HROP.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Lathrop are in New York. 
LE BRETON.— Albert J. LeBreton is In New York, and will probably re- 
main there for ■ ks. 
LOCKIM . formerly Miss Ella Hartwell 

of this city, has winter at the Copley Plaza, 

in Boston, I for the balance of the winter. 

. Mis. Han ave made their home in 

Centr : the pring months 

in New York. wh< Merry on her return 

from Europe. 
ML'LCAHY. — Mrs. Richard Mulcahy, who has been abroad for several 

months, Is enjo iter visit in St. Petersburg. 

Parker visited the Temploton Crockers over the 
■ 1 k -end a 1 Ban Mateo. 
ROCKWELL [rs. Bertrand Rockwell and Miss Mary Rock- 

well, who much abroad In recent years, had the pleasure 

of entertaining the Marquis de la Vega Inclan recently, the affair 

recallli rears. 

RUSSELL.— Mrs, Albert Russell will go abroad In April to join her 

Atherton, who left last week for New York. 
SABIN.— Mrs, John inn- in town, and Is the 

guest of hei 

m are settled in their new home in 

Papi ! ■ Cahltl. 

rented th 1 layne place In 

San much of the spring and summer there. 

ER. — Mr. and Mrs Tall ag a trip to Seattle 

that may i.. or two "i three months. 

WHITNEY.— Mr. b Whitney are at Del Monte visiting 

md Mrs. •'. 1 'arker Wl 11 
wii.i.iamsi i\.- Royden Williamson, who left for the East several months 

ago, l in New York. 



Enjoy Your 

VICTROLA 

While Paying for it 

VICTROLAS range in price from 
$200 to $15, and we sell them on easy 
payment terms. An initial payment of 
a few dollars and we will send your 
VICTROLA home the day of selection. 

Sherman May & Co. 

Pianos Victor Talking Machines 
Vpolii Pin ror Pianos 

Mum.- and Musl< ..1 Mt n bandlfiC 

Kearny and Sutter Sts., San Francisco 
Fourteenth and Clay Sts., Oakland 



January 25, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



19 



THE LAST SLEEP. 



Some shining April I shall be asleep, 

And over me the ancient joy shall pass; 

I shall not see young Spring dance down the world 
With ribbons of green grass. 

But I shall dream of all that I have lost — 

Breath of the wind, immortal loveliness, 
Wild beauty of the sunlight on the hills, 
Now mine no less 

Because I slumber. Nay, but more than mine, 
Since I a part of them shall strangely be. 

Only I ask, when the pink hawthorn breaks, 
That one shall think of me. 

— Charles Hanson Towne in Harper's. 



poned until such time as Mrs. Valerie Ellison shall have re- 
covered from her recent illness. It is desired by the promoters 
of the occasion to make the fete the greatest social event of the 

season. 

* * * 

Alaska Packers' Association held its annual meeting 

this week, and re-elected the directors and officers for 1913, 
who served during the past year. A regular quarterly dividend 
of $1.50 a share was declared, payable February 10th, to stock 
of record January 31st. During the year 1912, $100,000 of the 
bonds of the association were redeemed and canceled, reducing 
the bonded indebtedness to $978,000. The insurance fund 
has increased $373,049.10. The profits for 1912 were $372,831.42 
as compared with $631,898.55 for the year 1911. 



THE WIVES DISPROVED. 

An eminent German scientist who recently visited this coun- 
try with a number of his colleagues was dining at an American 
house and telling how much he had enjoyed various phases of 
his visit. 

"How did you like our railroad trains?" his host asked him. 

"Ach, dhey are woonderful," the German gentleman replied; 
"so swift, so safe — chenerally — und such luxury in all dhe 
furnishing und oppoindmends.. All is excellent except one 
thing — our wives do not like dhe upper berths." 



-"How do you pronounce 'de luxe'?" "Rime it with 

'crooks,' and you're not far off." — Boston Transcript. 



— — The Oriental decorations shown at the Tait-Zinkand 
Cafe during the past two weeks have caused much favorable 
comment among those who have seen them. They are distinctly 
out of the ordinary and decidedly pleasing. They give a charm 
to the atmosphere of the place which is hard to define. But 
these decorations, gorgeous as they are, are not the only fea- 
tures of the cafe. The music and entertainment are of an un- 
usually high standard, and the service is faultless in every re- 
spect. The food? Some time when you're not really hungry 
and "nothing appeals to you," go to Tait's and make a selec- 
tion from the varied menu. You may not intend to eat all of 
your order, but you will. This cafe has a chef who "knows 
how." I really believe he could make a confirmed dyspeptic 
eat and relish corn beef and cabbage. 



SPECIAL CONCERT BY SAN FRAN- 
CISCO ORCHESTRA. 

The San Francisco Orchestra has given 
its first concert in Knights of Columbus 
Auditorium, Mr. Henry Hadley directing. 
It was a splendid orchestral performance, 
and not connected with the regular sym- 
phony series. Mr. Hadley had prepared 
a splendid program, and the audience 
fully appreciated it. Among the numbers 
was the overture from "Mignon;" Liszt's 
"Love Dream;" the Sibelius, "Valse 
Triste;" Massenet's "Picturesque 
Scenes;" the overture from "Tann- 
hauser;" and Victor Herbert's "Irish 
Rhapsody." 

While in the preceding numbers every 
note was listened to with rapt attention, 
the Irish Rhapsody, containing a lot of 
familiar patriotic Irish airs, strung to- 
gether and worked into a pleasing com- 
position by Victor Herbert, brought glad- 
ness to many a heart, and many pairs of 
feet kept time to the good old tunes ren- 
dered by Director Hadley 's superb or- 
chestra. 

Many a smile overspread the Celtic 
countenance, and so great was the ap- 
plause that Mr. Hadley repeated a por- 
tion of the Herbert work. 

Two encore numbers were "Mendels- 
sohn's Spring Song" and Tschaikowsky's 
"Song Without Words." 

Knights of Columbus Auditorium is a 
beautiful hall, seating about one thousand 
people, and no more desirable place 
could have been chosen for this special 
performance. The acoustics are perfect, 
every tone being distinctly heard 
throughout the room. It has a large stage, 
exquisite lighting, and will no doubt be- 
come a popular concert place. 
* * « 

The "Winter Fete," which was an- 
nounced for January 16th, has been post- 



Delicious Hot Drinks : — Just the thing for these cold days. 
Hot Chocolate, Bouillon, Malted Milk, etc., at all four of Geo. 
Haas & Sons' Candy Stores. 



Town and Country 

THE city and the country are 
linked together by Bell 
Telephone Service. 

The city man when away can keep in touch 
with his office and business interests. 

In a like manner, the man from the country 
who is visiting in the city, can telephone his 
home and find out how things are. 

This is possible all over the country because 
Bell Telephone service is universal. 



The Pacific Telephone 
& Telegraph Co. 





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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 




BM0HLB 



By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 
(NOTICE. — The Motoring Magazine Section is supplied in 
place of the Automobile Department this week. This issue is 
special, and the number of copies distributed is doubled. Every 
copy of the issue dated January 25th contains a copy of the 
Motoring Magazine Section. — Editor.) 



The legislators at Sacramento still continue to have sport 
with the automobilists in their sessions at Sacramento. This 
week two more bills were introduced by the State Highway 
Commission, through Assemblyman W. F. Chandler and Sena- 
tor Wm. K. Hoe. One provides for licensing chauffeurs and 
for automobile license tax, graduated according to the horse- 
power of the machine. 

The other bill is to create a new State highway commission 
to consist of the present Highway Commissioners, with the 
added duty of maintenance of the State roads in the capacity 
of an advisory board to the Department of Engineering. It is 
hard to say from the present indications when this gunning for 
the automobile owner's pocketbook will let up. Some owners 
think that the open season will continue as long as the legisla- 
tors are in session. 

• * * 

Fairmead, Madera County, is to have good roads through its 
alfalfa section. Contracts have just been let, and work started, 
on the building of ninety miles of road leading in all directions 
from Fairmead. These roads have been made necessary by the 
large number of home seekers who are taking up land in this 
section. These new roads, in conjunction with the State High- 
way, which is now nearing completion in this district, will make 
it easier for the new settlers to reach good markets. It will also 
make Fairmead a commercial center for the surrounding 
country. 

» » • 

The latest automobile license Bill just presented at Sacra- 
mento provides for the handling by the State Highway Com- 
mission, instead of by the Secretary of State, of the automobile 
license department, and creates a motor vehicle fund into which 
all license fees shall be turned and applied by the commission 
to the repair and maintenance of roads. The law proposes that 
no operator that is owner, salesman or other person under the 
age of sixteen be licensed, and no chauffeur under eighteen. 
Penalties for reckless driving or violation of other rules are 
from $10 to $25 for the first offense, $25 to $50 for the second 
offense, and a revocation of the offender's license for the third, 
in which case another license may be secured at the pleasure 
of the commission after thirty days. 

The proposed license tax is as follows : 

For motorcycles, two wheels only, $2 per year. 

Automobiles of 20 horsepower or less, $5 a year; 20 to 30 
horsepower, $10; 30 to 40 horsepower, $15; 40 to 50 horse- 
power, $20; 50 to 60 horsepower, $25; above 60 horsepower, 
$30. No distinctions are made between commercial and pleas- 
ure vehicles. With all licenses, the commission will furnish 
two number plates which must be displayed on the front and 
rear, and the rear number must be illuminated by night. The 
law is to take effect January 1,1914. 

• • • 

Louis Neustadter, a member of the well known firm of that 
name, in a letter to the Board of Supervisors, complains of the 
San Francisco streets south of Market. Neustadter has a just 
kick, for it would be hard to find anything as bad as is found 
in the section mentioned. The only redeeming possibility in the 
present condition from Neustadter's remarks is the success of 
aerial navigation, as he seems to feel that in a short time there 
will be no need for streets, and hints that the Board of Super- 
visors may have the same idea from their inattention to the 
conditions at the present time as they exist. Following is 
Neustadter's communication, which will be referred to the 
street committee : 



"Gentlemen — In spite of the condition of the streets south of 
Market, I am still able to sit up and take nourishment, which is 
due to the fact that I possess an excellent constitution. 

"No doubt there are some communities which can boast of 
worse streets, but the inhabitants thereof probably have not the 
hardihood to call the place in which they reside a city. One 
of the fundamental differences between a city and a mining 
camp is the condition of the public thoroughfares. Hence you 
must agree with me that San Francisco can scarcely be regarded 
as a city, nor does it in any way resemble either heaven or 
hades, the former being paved with gold and the latter with 
good intentions. San Francisco is not paved at all. 

"Why waste money upon a traffic squad to patrol our muddy 
and thoroughly disreputable crossings, as it is almost impos- 
sible to adhere to the rules of the road without driving into 
chuckholes, or more often miniature lakes, to the detriment of 
automobiles and the clothing of pedestrians in the immediate 
vicinity of said unfortunate vehicles? 

"Now, gentlemen, do not regard the above as any criticism. 
I simply have a little time to spare, and write you these few 
lines in a spirit of playful badinage. However, with the pros- 
pect of successful aerial navigation in the near future, I can 
fully understand your indifference to obsolete methods of 
transportation, and feel truly grateful that the atmosphere will 
not require the attention of the municipal authorities. If it did, 
we should all choke to death. 

"Yours disrespectfully, 

"L. W. Neustadter." 

• • * 

From the records of the motor vehicle department of Secre- 
tary of State Jordan's office, at the close of business, Tuesday, 
1912, comes the story of how California invested approximately 
$68,320,000 in automobiles and leads the continent in the num- 
ber of motor cars purchased during the last twelve months. 

Jordan's office records show that there were 29,160 motor 
vehicles, exclusive of motorcycles, purchased by California in 
the year just closed. The attaches of the motor vehicle depart- 
ment, who have been keeping close tab on the purchases in the 
various States, declare that this number is five thousand more 
than New York, California's closest competitor. On October 
1st, New York State had registered approximately 19,000. 

There are now operated within the borders of the State, ex- 
clusive of machines imported here from other States, 92,199 
motor cars, representing an investment of $184,398,000. This 
estimate is made on the computation that the average car costs 
$2,000. 

Comparative figures indicate that the purchases in California 
for 1912 increased about 10,000 cars. In 1911 the number of 
cars registered with the Secretary of State was 19,215. 

Chauffeurs numbering 5,566 received certificates in 1912 as 
against 4,481 in 1911. 

The approximate revenue from motor vehicles for 1912 will 
amount to $75,000. Of this amount $58,320 is for automobile 
registration and $11,132 for chauffeurs' licenses. The remain- 
der is made up in transfers and duplicates. 

This is an increase of approximately $25,000 over 1911, when 
automobile registrations contributed $38,430, chauffeurs' 
licenses, $8,962; transfers, $2,913; and duplicates, $13,750, of 
a total of $50,442. 

Massachusetts, with but half the number of automobiles that 
California has, derives a revenue of almost half a million from 
its motor cars, while other States benefit proportionately. 

• » • 

The motor vehicle has again displaced the horse. In the 
yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Jersey City, N. J., there 
has just been put in service what is considered the largest auto- 
mobile in the world. It is used for hauling freight cars from 
the Pennsylvania yards to the piers. It takes the place of eight 
heavy draft horses, and in a tug of war with the Pennsylvania 
railroad shop, where it was built, it is said to have defeated a 
heavy freight steam locomotive. It is electrically propelled, 

each of the wheels being driven and steered separately. 

• * * 

The motor car is to receive due recognition as one of the 
principal industries of the country at the big Fair of 1915. It 
has been announced that the most attractive automobile show 
in the history of the world will be one of the features of the 
Exposition. The National Association of Automobile Manu- 



January 25, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



21 



facturers has been granted permission to erect a motor trans- 
portation building for the purpose on the Exposition site. It 
was found that the space that could be allotted to the motor car 
in the transportation exhibit building would not permit of a 
display of sufficient dimensions to accommodate the industry. 
The building is designed by G. Albert Lansburgh, of this city, 
and has been approved by the architectural commission. It is 
modern in design, and in perfect harmony with the rest of the 
buildings in this immediate vicinity. 

The process of manufacture and assembling motor cars will 
be shown, and the importance and extent of this great industry 
will be thoroughly depicted to the world. The building will 
be located south of the machinery palace, and will form part 
of the main composition of the Exposition. Ninety thousand 
dollars alone will be expended on the interior decorations. 

The structure will be one of the largest, approximately 800x 
275 feet, probably about 210,000 square feet, or more than five 
acres. 

The groups of statuary surmounting the attic will be alle- 
gorically carried out to typify the triumph of the motor car 
over the elements. The main group in front will be a sort of 
quadriga of automobiles, typifying the conquest over the land. 
On the sides will be allegories of the motor boat and the aero- 
plane, respectively, typifying the victory over the sea and air. 
On either side of the entire length of the building there will be 
a frieze ten feet high and in bas relief, giving the history of 
transportation from the early log cart up to the most modern 
development of the automobile. 

The dome, which surmounts the center of the front portion 
of the building, is to be 130 feet high, surmounted with a turret 
composed of the prows of motor boats, each carrying a search 
light. This point will be used by Mr. Ryan, the chief of illu- 
mination of the Exposition, for the purpose of lighting up the 
grounds and adjacent buildings. Other groups at the base of 
the building will be allegorical of electricity, gas and general 
mechanical devices which compose the motor. 

• • * 

Among the many bills offered at Sacramento appertaining 
to the motor car, one of the most unique has been presented by 
D. J. Beban of San Francisco. The bill requires for the crea- 
tion of a staff of examiners who shall pass on the qualifications 
of every person seeking a motor license, and every operator of 
a motor vehicle would be required to have a license. The appli- 
cation would be made to the Secretary of State, accompanied 
by a photograph of the applicant. The photo would be kept on 
file. Applicants would have to qualify as to the fitness in 
operating machines, and no one under twenty-one years would 
be granted a license. A metal license badge would be issued. 

m * • 

The Hoisting and Portable Engineers' Union is demanding 
that all teamsters "driving" motor trucks at once join that or- 
ganization or relinquish their jobs to members of that union. 
Claiming that motor trucks are operated by "portable engines," 
and that the American Federation of Labor has ruled that the 
Hoisting and Portable Engineers' Union is entitled to jurisdic- 
tion over all portable engines, the local union now insists that 
the ruling of the American Federation of Labor be enforced in 
San Francisco. This is the interpretation of the A. F. of L. de- 
cision by the officers of Hoisting and Portable Engineers' 
Union No. 59, which has instructed its delegates to the coming 
convention of the State Building Trades Council at Los An 7 
geles to bring the matter before the convention, and to insist 
that negotiations be at once entered into with the International 
Brotherhood of Teamsters, to the end that the Hoisting and 
Portable Engineers' Union be given jurisdiction over all motor 
trucks. 



proved to be a success in one week, is only the beginning of 
good road building beyond what we already have, and at a price 
which will spread out the money of the State beyond its pres- 
ent confines." 

In describing the work in New Jersey, Colonel Stevens says : 
"I gave orders to the man in charge that he was to give me a 
'swagger' job there. In other words, he was to build the best 
section of road ever constructed in New Jersey. If after a rain 
there was as much as a teacup of water remaining an any spot 
the road was to be torn up instantly and relaid by these men. 
This is my school, and I believe that in the future men trained 
in prison — short term men, if I cannot get others — men who 
have nothing else to do when they are turned out into private 
life again, can be taught the highest class of road building. 
They can be made to do the highest class of work. 

"I do not expect a bank president to become a road builder, 
but there is excellent material in prison which can be trained 
in this way, and I expect to manufacture out of this labor a corps 
of men who will continue the work from choice when they have 
served their time. With the training I will give them, they will 
be a valuable asset to New Jersey roads, and that is why I 
wanted nothing but the highest class of work done by this ex- 
perimental class of men. They will get, if I can get it for them 
— and the prison authorities seem to be willing to co-operate in 
every way to make this work successful — commutation for good 
behavior and excellent work beyond that obtainable inside the 
walls." 

* * * 

The tires that withstood twenty-one hours of continual pound- 
ing at the terrific speed of 64 4-10 miles an hour for 1,374 miles 
on the Brighton Beach Motordrome, will be one of the most 
interesting features of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Com- 
pany's exhibit at the New York automobile show. 

"The result of this race marks an epoch in the history of tire 
manufacturing," says Frank Carroll, San Francisco manager of 
the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. "For 1,374 miles — 
21 hours — two Goodyear motorcycle tires were run under load 
by George Lockner and William Shields, the winners. McNeil 
and Eckel finished second, having a total of 1,371 miles to their 
credit. Chappie and Wray finished third, after reeling off 1,365 
miles. All had Goodyear tires. At the end of that period the 
tires were taken off and subjected to a most searching exami- 
nation." 

» * * 

When a man is pleased with the car he drives, it is pretty 
hard to convince him that any other make of machine could 
improve upon the one he has. Two big Stevens-Duryea 
machines were sold recently in this city on that basis. The 
first C-6 seven-passenger car went to A. T. de Forrest. This 
makes his third Stevens-Duryea car. The other car was sold 
to Fred H. Beaver, the well known insurance man, and was also 
a Stevens-Duryea. Beaver was even an older Stevens-Duryea 
devotee, this being his fourth machine of that make. 



BLACK & WHITE 



SGOTGH WHISKY 



The conversion of New Jersey, a Northern State, to the plan 
of prison labor will be of much interest to all good roads pro- 
moters of the country. For several years some of the Southern 
States have been employing convict labor almost exclusively on 
road work, but in many of the Northern States the plan has 
met with more or less opposition. Colonel Edwin A. Stevens. 
State road commissioner of New Jersey, after one season's tri.-.l 
of convict labor on the roads of his State, is enthusiastic in en- 
dorsing the policy generally. In a communication, the com- 
missioner writes: 

"The experiment of convict labor on State roads, which was 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



John W. Kelly, a rancher near Santa Rosa, and an inveterate 
Stoddard booster, dropped into the offices of the Standard 
Motor Car Company recently, and told a story of the adapta- 
bility of his Stoddard "38," which made those who listened sit 
up and take notice: 

"I -certainly make my car pay for itself," said Kelly, "and 
while it is one of those touring affairs I demand that it coyer 
a much wider range of usefulness. When we are not riding 
around the country in the machine, we just convert it into every- 
thing but a traction engine, and to-day it is the most useful 
and profitable article on the ranch. We churn considerable 
butter, and by running a belt from the front of the timing gear 
to the churn, get- results equal to gas engines built especially 
for the purpose. Sunday is our day for making ice cream, but 
not by the old system of cranking the freezer by hand. We just 
hook on a belt to the Stoddard engine, and in ten minutes we 
have a two gallon can of ice cream that would make your 
mouth water. When we have an axe to grind or knives to 
sharpen, the motor is called upon to do the work, operating an 
emery wheel as slick as a whistle. 

"In many other ways we apply that engine with equal suc- 
cess. One day my engine broke down which supplies water for 
the irrigating ditches, and while repairs were being made, I 
just attached the Stoddard, which proved a fitting substitute. 

"Different from most gas engines, our Stoddard has the ad- 
vantage of being portable under its own power, and thus it 
serves in different capacities all over the ranch. No mechani- 
cal trouble has ever been experienced, and all day long the en- 
gine is pumping away, making itself useful. It has answered 
my many purposes for over a year, and I consider the tests 
I have given it extreme for a motor built for pleasure and not as 
a piece of farm machinery." 

* * * 

Samuel L. Crim, head of the Reliance Automobile Company, 
agents for the Detroit Electric, reports the sale and delivery 
of a Detroit full-vision electric to Mrs. Emmet Rixford of 
California street; also one to Mrs. Virginia Ford, and another 
to Mrs. Walter Green. The value of the electric vehicle is fast 
becoming popular with the matrons of the city who desire a 
car easy to handle. 

* * * 

The Cole Technical Bulletin, a comprehensive talk on the 
construction of the automobile, has been adopted as a text book 
in the Bloomington, Ind., high school. The book describes the 
automobile so that any layman can understand its construction, 
telling what each part is made of and its particular function. 
It is issued under the signature of Chief Engineer Charles 
Crawford, of the Cole Motor Car Company, Indianapolis. 

Prof. E. R. Glen, instructor of physics at the Bloomington 
high school, came into possession of one of the technical bulle- 
tins. He found it so comprehensive a discussion of automobile 
principles that he immediately provided copies for the students 

as a supplementary text book. 

* * * 

"Many cases of backfiring are caused by the spark plug 
points becoming too hot on conical porcelain plugs, and pos- 
sibly because the points were not trimmed as short as they 
should be," says Emil Grossman, manufacturer of the Red 
Head spark plugs. "We know that it is possible to cause pre- 
ignition or backfiring with the conical type porcelains unless 
the points are cut within 1-32 of an inch of the porcelains. Just 
why the longer points will cause the trouble, and why still a 
longer, probably Y 2 an inch or more extension, will eliminate 
the same trouble cannot be explained by me, and has not been 
explained by any one else, intelligently to me." 

* * * 

"A great amount of the efficiency and service rendered by 
electric lighting and generating systems on automobiles depends 
on the driver," says G. F. Cushman, manager of the Guarantee 
Battery Company, agents for the Dyneto electric lighting and 
starting system. 

"Car users do not realize that the little generator installed 
on their car, with the help of a storage battery, has to furnish 
current in amperes, equal to the amount of current used in illu- 
minating a fair-sized residence. For example, a car burning 
two head, two side and a tail light is consuming eight am- 
peres of current. In house lighting one 16 candle power lamp 
consumes only one-half an ampere, consequently eight amperes 



would be the consumption of 16 candle power lamps in a resi- 
dence. When cars are standing idle, headlights should never 
be left burning, and it should be remembered that where lights 
have been left burning for any length of time with the car 
standing idle, the generator has labor to perform the next day 
in putting back into the storage battery the current consumed. 
People should be as judicious regarding these matters as they 
would be with the lights in their own home, in order to give the 
generating system on the car an opportunity to fulfill the re- 
quirements for which they are built." 

Cushman reports increasing demands for lighting systems. 
The sales of Dyneto lighting systems have gone far above his 
expectations, and are giving excellent service on both pleasure 

and commercial cars. 

* * * 

Some very interesting statistics have just been received by 
Henry D. McCoy, head of the Chanslor & Lyon Company, from 
the Hartford Suspension Company, makers of the Hartford 
Friction Spring Bumper. 

Most motorists look upon the bumper as an accessory only 
used by the timid driver, and feels that it is generally the sign 
of a lack of confidence in the ability of the man at the wheel, 
but in crowded traffic on slippery streets the bumper is of in- 
estimable value. The report received by McCoy says: "A 
million dollars or more represent the annual expenditure for 
the repair of lamps, mud guards, etc., damaged in trivial, 
every-day automobile collisions. The need of adequate protec- 
tion places the bumper in a class of a live necessity. The Hart- 
ford bumper is a car guard, practical in every particular. Its 
bump bar encompasses lamps, radiator, springs, mud-guards, 
and the friction springs, of which its two arms are composed, 

absorbs the shock, saving all the car from strain." 

• * * 

Drawn by the tales of winter touring in California, Mrs. W. 
E. Adams and Mrs. George Lenson, both of St. Paul, Minn., 
arrived in this city recently in a Haynes car, and called at the 
Haynes Auto Sales Company to secure information regarding 
the best available routes in various directions, and were soon 
supplied with enough road information to lay out five times the 
length they had planned. 



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of Control, Speed and Power. 
If automobile buyers get those 
six qualifications, what more can 
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Bear in mind that the Stanley 
engine makes only so many 
revolutions per mile, no matter 
the rate of speed, the five pas- 
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One of the finest limousines that has ever been seen in San 
Francisco has been received by the Auto Sales Company. It 
is to be delivered to Mrs. Phoebe Hearst. It is a six-cylinder 
Alco, finished in dark maroon and brown. The color scheme 
is followed in the broadcloth finishings of the car proper and 
beautiful hand-buffed leather in the driver's compartment. The 
natural wood finish is in deep tone mahogany. 

The car is an example of the highest art of motor car de- 
signing. Every little necessity and desire of an owner has 
been foreseen. There are three dome lights with two extra 
Pullman lights let into the corners of the body of the car. Be- 
sides, at night, when the door is opened, the step is illuminated 
by running board lights. 

The most striking feature of the car is the head room. The 
center ceiling is raised so that those passing between the extra 
seats can stand upright. This raise in the top also allows of 
drop windows for ventilation, and being finished with glass, 
makes the interior much brighter by day. This is an innovation 
and gives to the automobile the effect of a private Pullman car. 

The windows of the limousine can all be lowered, and with 
set-screws the amount of ventilation can be controlled at the 
pleasure of the owner. In most cars where schemes of this 
kind have been applied, there has been a rattling of the win- 
dows. The designers have overcome this to a nicety. 

It is one of the roomiest limousines ever built by this factory. 
Six can ride with comfort in the car proper, and two more with 
the driver in the forward compartment. 

This beautiful body has been put on the regular stock six- 
cylinder Alco chassis. This model, which is designated as the 
"Berline," is the finest and highest-priced car built by the 
American Locomotive Company. 

* » » 

Henry L. Hornberger, manager of the Oakland Motor Com- 
pany, has received an interesting letter from W. J. Adamson, of 
Paulsboro, New Jersey, descriptive of a trip in his Oakland 
Model 30, 1912, touring car from his home to Denver, Colorado 
and return which he completed in five weeks. 

Covering a distance of 5,000 miles, he states that he used 
only 325 gallons of gasoline and 25 gallons of cylinder oil, and 
that the total cost for each of the five passengers was $110, in- 
cluding their board. Mr. Adamson figures that this is the most 
economical touring that any one could enjoy. 

He started on his trip on September 9th, carrying in addition 
to the passengers four suit cases, five extra tires and other ne- 
cessities. They were twelve days on the road each way, and 
made an average run of 200 miles a day, the best running being 
260 miles in 12 hours, while the slowest going was 92 miles in 
eight hours in a run between Newton, Iowa, and Iowa City, 
where he had very bad roads, and at one place was compelled 
to ford the Green River, as the bridge was down. In crossing 
the river he kept one man out on the hood of the car sounding 
the depth of the water as he progressed. Mr. Adamson states 
that throughout the five weeks he had not a single sign of 
engine trouble. He made the further statement that his 
experience was unique, as he passed a number of other makes 
of cars stalled with engine troubles. On one stretch of 25 
miles of road he was compelled to travel through gumbo with- 
out being able to get his car into high gear, and this was accom- 
plished without heating of his engine, while others were unable 
to get through until the roads dried up. "With such a record," 
said Adamson, "you can depend upon it I am an Oakland 
booster." 

• • • 

The Professional Chauffeurs Association showed their appre- 
ciation of faithful performances of duties when they re-elected 
to office their former president and. secretary, J. C. Handy to 
the first position, and Charles Stork to the latter. These two 
members were the original officers of the association when it 
was started several years ago. Both of them have been prime 
movers for the good of the association and its members from 
the day of the association' origin. In fact both of them were 
prominent in the old original California Association of Chauf- 
feurs, which was formed in 1904, and many of whose member? 
have since made themselves famous in the racing and selling 
fields and in the aeronautic line as well as the automobile. 

J. C. Handy has been a well known chauffeur since 1903, an i 
had his training mechanically before that time as a locomotive 
engineer on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Handy for the la?' 



two years has been identified with the Auto Sales Company as 

chief demonstrator and head of the sales service department of 

their Alco and Velie lines. His own rise is typical of what 

his association is trying to do at all times to better its members. 

» * * 



Fay Beale, the well known and 
popular young clubman, has 
resigned the management of the 
local taxicab company to join 
the selling force of the Oak- 
land Motor Company. Mr. Beale 
has for years been identified with 
the taxicab business in this city; 
in fact, the company which he 
recently managed, and in which 
he was a heavy stockholder, was 
the pioneer in the taxicab ser- 
vice of San Francisco. His ex- 
tensive experience with motor 
cars, having owned many differ- 
ent designs, makes him a valu- 
able acquisition to the company's 
force. 




Fay Beale. 



Another new car has been announced for the local market. O. 
C. McFarland, manager of the Osen & McFarland Auto Com- 
pany, has secured the agency for the Empire car, known as the 
"Little Aristocrat," for the district under control of this com- 
pany. McFarland, in speaking of the Empire, says : 

"Some one with the happy faculty of rapid description named 
the Empire five-passenger touring car the 'Little Aristocrat.' A 
first glance of the car will convince the expert motorist that 
the model 31, 108-inch wheel base Empire has unsurpassed 
style, distinction and character. Detailed investigation will 
also show the expert that the motor, unit power plant and the 
entire chassis is designed, constructed and built with rare and 
efficient engineering skill and genius. Everywhere are features 
usually found only in cars of great price and size. 

"The model 31 Empire has a wheel base of 108 inches, 32 
inch wheels, big spokes, distinctive hubs and hub-caps, Baker 
demountable rims and over-size tires of 32x3Y 2 inches, long re- 
silient springs with rubber shock bumpers, front and rear, all 
of which make for comfort and easy riding. The brakes, acting 
on 12-inch drums, insure safety. 

"The body is clean-cut, the lines flowing in graceful curves 
from the metal cowl to a full vestibuled tonneau that is wide 
and deep, and the acme of comfort. The luxuriously uphol- 
stered seats, with specially designed springs and cushions, were 
made with particular reference to long distance touring. 

"The cane lever center control with short travel, with a quick 
acting emergency brake lever at the left of it, makes the con- 
trol of the Empire simple and easy. This is one of the features 
that permits the builders to design a full entrance door on each 
side of the driving compartment. The clutch and the service 
brake, operated by foot pedals, are nicely proportioned and 
balanced. They can be manipulated with slight pressure. Be- 
cause of the magneto used with a set spark, there is but one 
lever on the quadrant above the steering wheel which is the 
throttle. The foot accelerator between the clutch and brake 
pedals permits foot control of the gas. The car presents an 
astonishing flexibility. 

"The other interesting specifications are: Sliding selected 
type transmission, three speeds forward and one reverse, high 
tension magneto ignition, full worm and gear type, irreversible 
steering, semi-floating rear axle, I-beam section, drop forged 
front axle, aluminoid steel body, thermo-syphon cooling system, 
constant level and force feed lubrication, 2 external contracting 
and two internal expanding brakes on 12-inch drums on rear 
wheels, semi-elliptic front springs, and three-quarter elliptic 
rear, pressed steel frame, channel section, dropped, giving low 
center of gravity and easy-riding qualities. 

"The Empire is made in four and five-passenger touring cars. 
and also in the roadster types. A shipment of 1913 models has 

left the factory and will shortly reach San Francisco." 

• • • 

A good name for a tire would be the Mexican — if it is 
capable of innumerable revolutions without wearing out. — 
Judge. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



Mew Ai£®ifii&@MS(g IR@Mn§toftn®im§ 



New licenses were issued to the following purchasers of au- 
tomobiles in San Francisco and vicinity for the week ending 
January 18th. The number of automobile licenses authorized 
to date for the State of California is 91,306: 

KRULL, PR. FRANK. I. o. o. F. BMk., Sacramento Dorris 

TAYLOR, JOS. B., 1210 J St.. Sacramento Dorris 

rACOBS, DR. LOUIS, 1624 Sutter St s. F Ford 

ZELLERBACH. ISADORE. 1812 Broadway, s. F I ill 

BAUER, .Ins.. 7fi Parnassus St.. s. F Cha - 

GOLOSTONE. F.. 6M Lyons St., s. P Chalmers 

MAILLLAKD, E. a. II:' California St.. s. F Ibbott-Detroil 

QUINE, LOTTIE J.. 712 Charter Oak Ave., s. F Chalmers 

LEVI STRAUSS & <'< >., Pine and Battery Sts., S. F Bold 

Mccormick, wm, h., u post St., s. f vbuott-Detroit 

STANDARD OIL CO San rOSi Vlco 

HOI.AMROE. C E. s7 Syndicate Bldg Oakland Studebaker 

OLSON, ALFRED, lllf Myrtle St.. Oakland Henderson 

THE CITY GARAGE, 219 \Y. Florida St, Hemet Ford 

BONE, JAS., 1621 Inglewood w. Fresno Buick 

KLEMMER, L. J., Willows. Glenn County Chalmers 

GREEX, P. IL. Willows. Glenn County Chalmers 

VOTE. F. A., Kirkwood, Tehama County Ford 

HANDY. GEO. P.. Tuolumne Ford 

STOCKING. HOWARD H.. 2716 S St., Sacramento Metz 

FORNLOF. J. H.. R. F. !>.. Santa Roso Overland 

LiNin.EY. w. F.,.608 Davis St.. Santa Rosa Overland 

JONES, tiios. A.. Healdsburg Overland 

JEWETT. FRANK c. Wasco, Kern County Ford 

MORRIS, C. A., 2430 Chester A 1 B Ford 

MANN, .1. L. Watsonvllle f| 

KEESTER. FRANCES G 2205 E SI Bakersfleld White 

SHUMAN-BR1 1 1 CAR CO., 208 Main St. Napa Ford 

SAN ANToNIO MEAT CO., Pomona Pope-Hartford 

SOUTHERN SIERRA POWER CO., Hcmel Ford 

ADAMS, 1>R. L. P.. Central Natl. Rank Bldg., Oakland Haynee 

WILLIAMS. LIEUT. BEN.I. II. I... I 1 - Cadillac 

.MILLER, FRED, 225 Dolores St., s. F Crawford 

ci-iiheli.a. DR. E. J., 464 Columbus Ave., S. F Overland 

COLMANN, S. A., Fairmont Hotel. S. F Plen 

INTER CITIES HCME BUILDERS, 256 Bat Bldg.. Oakland Ford 

YOUNGER, WM. E.. 8833 Telegraph Ave., Oakland Ford 

HUME. DR. w. R.. 1320 Piedmont Ave., Oakland Loco 

SCOTT. W. P., Hitlsboro, San Mateo County Marmon 

SCHIEBEL, F. J.. R. F. i>.. No. :;. Santa Rosa 1: 

WOOD, MRS. A. E.. Fulton. Sonoma County Buick 

McCLISH, JNO., Healdsburg, Sonoma County Buick 

WILLIAMS. A. G. C For] 

STOCKDALE. O. B.. R. F. D. No. 6. Fresno Studebaker 

G.UIMEI,, R. E.. 5H Van Ness, Fresno Studebaker 

BLAND, GEO. H.. 2319 Stanislaus St, Fresno Regal 

DOM, D. S.. P. O. box 123, Menlo Park Rambler 

TOWXE. F. K.. Red! I ' . San Mat.., Ce,,,|- R-C-H 

sweezey. E. r... 1806 Whltson St., Selma Fori 

PALMBRLEE, K. F., Modesto, StaniE 1 Ford 

KIPPEL, J. H.. R. F. D. No. :;. Santa Rosa Buick 

BURNETT. A. N. E St . Sain :- Buick 

HOPKINS, ANNA E., 817 Columbia ! 1 R-C-H 

BERNARD, J. P.. OroSl, Tulare County ;. Overland 

EHNGER, S.. 1408 I si Fresno Studebaki 1 

INMAN - , C. E 561 57tb St, Oakland 

PAC. GAS & ELEC. CO., 146 Suttei si. s. F Oakland 

WATERHOUSE, s. W., 171 No, Fust St., s.in ,i,.~, Cadillac 

JACKS. WM., Monterey i 

WAIT. guv. 115 Wesl 'ok St.. Willows 

TOPHAN, JUDGE, MllplUs Siutz 

McCLINSON, J. .1. Fellows, Kern County Ford 

PHINNET, A. VAN v., 1330 II St., .- Lozler 

HUNT. REUBEN G , 387 Mills Bldg., s. F 1. 

HAMMER, C, I''.. 1056 23d St., s, F B Ick 

DUPRIES.. D. R., i.h rApts Winton 

lindauek. M. S., 1763 McAllisti r si s I Ford 

GRINDBLL, M. S., 2612 Bush St., S F Maxwell 

".tin Claremonl Ave., Oakland Ford 

CORNALL, MRS. GERTRUDE T.. 1435 61st .Pullman 

\ . 302 Perry St.. i lakland Cadillac 

green. E P., Oakland Bank o Saving Oakland Cadillac 

Ni/NAN, .1., 166 John s C 

RL T.. 467 22d St.. Oakland Con 

SMITH, U A .. 861 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland Kissel 

gray, harry E , 663 I'll. St., Oakland E 

wramuei.mier. E. i. s .::: .. Cadillac 

GOODHUE, J. B„ 2956 Avaland Ave., Berkele) 

DONLEAVY, .1. F., 120 U)be: SI F I Chalmers 

BRECKENRIDGE, g K P ito Co I resno Chalmers 

McCART, w. M., 1811 Nebraska Ave., Selma Mli 

Rl IBIN, E. .1. 235 M son l | St.. S. F 

DOPKINS, G. m.. Dinuba, Tulan Count j 

hop, In-.-. County Buick 

DOCKSTEADER, J. W., I." re, Kini Ford 

JACKSON, W. W.. R. F. D. l.ox 171, C R-C-H 

SLUSSER, T. M., 717 Roche Ave.. Portervllle Ford 



DRENNEN. M. R., 81 East Madison St.. Chicago, 111 Peerless 

SQUIRES, WM. B.. Hughson. Stanislaus County Studebaker 

SIMONS, D. P., Los Gatos Cadillac 

RICHARD. ALBERT, Covina Hupp 

WICKLAND, JNO. F., 6th and Broadway. Chi, o Cadillac 

HATCH. ALVIN S., Half Moon Bay, San Mat.-., County Impel i ll 

PHTLLIS, W. H., 211 Orange Ave., Modesto Find 

BRIDGHAM, C. H.. 5 Garfield. Santa Cruz White 

MARTIN, W. E.. Monterey Buick 

WINTER. E. P., 206 O'Farrell St.. S. F olds 

HANNAH, J. A.. Visalia Cadillac 

MANBECK, DAVID. Bakersfleld Studebaker 

i'l.ATT, SAMUEL P., and REYNOLDS, I C, l".^ S... Myrtle .We., 

Monrovis Haynes 

NORTHERN CAL. POWER CO., CONS.. Re in. Shasta County .Bakel 

REGIER. GERHARD. Reedley Ford 

REANDEAN. ll. J.. 206 O'Farrell St., s. F Stoddard-Dayton 

WITT. J. E.. 850 Howard St.. S. F St, hike 

Bl i:i MRS. FRANK. Hist; Broadway, s. E Ohio 

BERRY, MRS. MARY K.. lintel Stewart. S, F Fierce. A I row 

BALDWIN. A. S.. Ills Kearny St., S. F Pierce Aim,,-, 

' KEL, MRS. .1. LEROY, .ml Laguna St.. s, F Pierre-Arrow 

JONES. WM. W.. 75 Parker Ave. S. F Paige-Detroit 

PALMER, FRED E.. 1201 Waller St.. S. F Buick 

RDTFORD, .MRS. emmet. 1796 California St., s. F : •■ i 

STANDARD "II. Co.. Ii;l Market St.. S. F Oak I 

MATSON, WM., 1918 Jackson St.. S. F Mam 

EIIRMAN BRI IS. & CO., 134 Front St.. S. F Ford 

POPE. MRS. F. T., Palace Hotel, S. F Losiel 

HITCHCOCK, CECIL w. C, 28 Glen Ave.. Oakland Ibbott-Detrolt 

FESLER, F. A., 5975 Claremont \ Oakland Packard 

SMITH, HELEN W., 1013 Adeline St.. Oakland Chalmers 

RHODES. EARL W.. 1916 Haste St , Berkeley \ |.'ord 

SHATTUCK, CHAS. HENRY, 1106 Paru St., Alameda Oakland 

swift & WILCOX, 2840 Shattuck Ave.. Berkeley Studebaker 

FALK. DR. E. V., HE Orange Ave., Modesto Buick 

, ■ i ii ;ER, J. E., R. F. D. No. 214, Plummer Ave., San Josi Ford 

III : XH IN ICE CO.. Sail Mate,, r 

McCORMicK. J, B., Lindsay, Tulan Maxwell 

SELVAGE. W. S.. 111.: K St., Eureka 

GOMES, J., lhilfmoon Bay, San Mateo County <' 

COOPER, J. II.. R. F. D. No. I. box 88, Selma Bulcl 

ELLIOTT. J. F., Maydstone Apts., Sacramento Hudson 

Ml'. WHITNEY POWER & ELEC. CO., Visalia Ford 

WILSON, M. B., 403 Main St., 1 Michigan 

HAMILTON. G. W.. Bakersfleld overland 

MILLER & LUX.. ButtonwillOW, Kern County Whit. 




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January 25, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



25 



WINDY DAY IN KANSAS. 

"I have seen some hard winds out in Western Kansas," Abe 
Peters says to Tom McNeal. "There are some things that an 
old resident learns out there from observation and experience. 
One is that when you are facing a hard wind keep your mouth 
shut. One day I was traveling with a tenderfoot from the East. 
He was a long, slender man, about 6 feet and 3 inches long and 
about 6 inches wide. He had no more meat on his bones than 
a fork handle. As I was saying, one day we started to ride 
across the prairie, when the wind come up in our faces, blowing 
at the rate of 100 miles an hour or so. That tenderfoot opened 
his mouth to say something to me. I heard him make a curious 
noise, and looked around to see what was the matter, and saw 
that he had inadvertently swallowed about six or seven barrels 
of wind. He looked like an inflated air cushion, and seemed 
to be about four times the size he was naturally. It seemed to 
set him sort of crazy, and he jumped out of the buggy. When he 
lit on the ground he bounded into the air like a rubber ball, and 
then went bounding across the prairie like a tumble weed before 
the wind. At the end of three miles he fell into a canyon, where 
the wind couldn't hit him, and stopped, but it was a week before 
he was back to his normal size." — Kansas City Star. 



HE PLEADED GUILTY. 

Bill Buck, a young negro, was before a Mississippi justice of 
the peace, charged with stealing a "shootin' iron" from another 
citizen. He had just completed thirty days for carrying the 
gun. The squire asked him how he wanted to plead on the new 
charge. 

"Might 's well say guilty," said Buck. "A nigger don't get 
no show in this country, nohow." 

"Don't, eh?" said the court. "Nichols" (the constable), "you 
skirmish around and pick up a dozen or two likely colored men 
for jury service, and be quick. We'll show him!" 

In half an hour the constable had the little courtroom full of 
grinning negroes of all shapes and sizes. Happy anticipation 
was written on the dusky faces. Every one of them knew Buck 
from his days of pickanninism up, and Buck knew they knew. 
He glared at the ebony crowd, and then turned sullenly to the 
court. 

"If you's goin' ter make all dat fuss over a two-bit pop-gun," 
he said, "I pleads guilty." — Ex. 



INSULTING AN IRISHMAN. 

In Dublin a car driver was caught by a zealous policeman in 
the act of driving furiously. The policeman stopped him and 
said: 

"Ye must give me yer name." 

"But I won't give ye me name," said the driver 

"Ye'll get yersilf into trouble," said the policeman, "if ye 
don't give me yer name." "I won't give ye me name," said the 
driver. 

"Phat is yer name, now?" asked the angry policeman. 

"Ye'd better find out," said the driver. 

"Sure and I will," said the policeman. He went round to the 
side of the car where the name ought to have been painted, but 
the letters had been rubbed off. 

"Aha!" said the policeman, "now ye'll get yersilf into worse 
disgrace than ever. Yer name appears to be oblitherated." 

"Ye're wrong!" roared the driver. "It's O'Brien." — Ex 



Lord Dufferin delivered an address before the Greek 

class of the McGill University about which a reporter wrote : 
"His lordship spoke to the class in the purest ancient Greek, 
without mispronouncing a word or making the slightest gram- 
matical solecism." "Good heavens!" remarked Sir Hector 
Langevin to the late Sir John A. MacDonald, "how did the re- 
porter know that?" "I told him," was the conservative states- 
man's answer. "But you don't know Greek." "True, but I know 
a little about politics." — Ex. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



<0>im fc Jkmi ®f Qn®«ir 



Something like the divine fever of Spring always stirred 
within Dr. Cosgrave at Christmas time. Each year, for 365 
days, less one evening, he was the staid and steady surgeon, a 
general in his field, but on Christmas eve he sallied forth and 
joined the motley throng along the blazing trail of sparkling 
shops. 

He saw her first, arms full of bundles, emerging from one of 
the brilliant stores. He, himself, was on the point of entering, 
but the joy of her face, the light of her eyes stayed him. How- 
ever, the light was not for him. 

Oh, no! Coming along were two ragged urchins. And she 
fairly seized them. 

"Of course you have a sister at home — " her voice fairly 
lilted and sang — "for there's a doll in here! And you are 
brothers; I can see that. Some of the things are for boys, 
too!" She filled their arms with bundles. "Now go home. 
They are from Santa and a Merry Christmas!" 

Dr. Cosgrave stood and stared, as it dawned upon him that 
here was some one employing his same unique method of dis- 
pensing Christmas cheer. He hadn't known that in the whole 
wide world there might be another disciple of Santa other than 
himself. But there she was. 

He followed her into the store; but amid the bustle he lost 
her, then forgot her. In truth the road of cheer was such a fas- 
cinating one, once started along its trail, extraneous influences 
held no allure. 

But he saw her again, half an hour afterwards. And there 
was no mistaking her. Simply by the light of her face he 
would have known her. Now she was leading a little girl by 
the hand, and in their wake came the poorly clad mother, the 
gleam of joy within her tired eyes. They were making their 
way toward Cosgrave to where, tier on tier, were piled dolls 
without number in their cardboard boxes. 

Cosgrave, himself, was gingerly holding a doll in each arm, 
as he waited for a little mite to make her choice. And in the 
minutes that followed he had much ado to keep from talking. 
This was only the beginning of many such encounters. Here, 
there, and everywhere they met, until Cosgrave could have 
sworn that in the depths of her eyes stood a sparkle of under- 
standing. As Cosgrave humorously put it, spirit was commun- 
ing with spirit, although lips were mute. 

It was a bit of sentimentalism that made him feel unaccount- 
ably young and unaccountably foolish. But the experience was 
so pleasant that suddenly, by hook or by crook, he determined 
to get into conversation with her. 

But he was too late. When he set out to put his determina- 
tion into effect, she was not to be found. 

To say that Cosgrave spent the rest of the time searching, 
is misstating. Certain it is, however, that much of the Christ- 
mas spirit fell from him. At last he decided that he had played 
Santa Claus enough. ■ 

And it was then, quite an hour later, that he came upon her 
again as he was leaving the store in a somewhat dejected 
Christmas spirit. 

"O, Mr. Santa — if you please — just a moment!" 
He gaped witless, for he had not seen her until she spoke. 
And speech being beyond him, he simply lifted his hat, a 
purely mechanical movement. - 

"I'm in such a predicament," she hurried on, blushing 
slightly. "I've been standing here — wondering what to do." 
(She paused). "You were doing what I was — that is why—" 
In spite of her unwavering gaze she was having difficulty in 
expressing herself, and he rushed to the rescue. 
"If I can be of service to you, command me." 
"I've lost my purse," she spoke with assurance now, as if 
convinced of his kindliness. "I haven't a penny — and do not 
live in the city. Would you — could you let me have enough 
to get home?? Fifty cents? — and if you'll let me have your 
address — " 

"I would— and I could," laughter twinkled all over Cos- 
grave's face. "I haven't spent as much as I expected to — 
see!" From his pocket he brought forth two $5 bills, one of 
which he handed her. 

"But I don't need all that," she protested. 

"O, but you can't tell," he smiled whimsically. Besides, 



here I have been giving my goods to rejoice the poor — why 
shouldn't I -succor the rich?" 

"If you really care to trust me — " she began. 

"Trust you!" he cut in. Once more he had to hold his teeth 
upon what sprung to his lips. This time it was a phrase of 
childhood that almost burst from him. He wanted to say: 
"I'll trust you like anything," but said instead: "Certainly." 

"And your address?" she asked sweetly. 

From a card case that he brought from an inside pocket, 
Cosgrave supplied her with the information. 

"Thank you." She bowed slightly and looked at his card. 
The next moment she gave him a swift scrutiny, a look of un- 
derstanding. 

"If I make haste," she hurried away, "I'll catch a train. 
Goodby — and thank you so much!" 

Cosgrave watched her go, raising his hat as she looked back 
after boarding a car. Why hadn't she given him her name? 



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Magnificent Spectacle 

The great scenic features of Ybsemite. 
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present an aspect of magnitude and 
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Winter Pastimes 

Winter sports, skeelng, skating, coasting, 
sleighing and frolic in the snow, are 
pastimes and pleasures that are enjoyed 
by all in this vast winter playground, 
completely protected from the wintry 
blasts of the higher Sierra. 

A Short Comfortable Trip 

It is only a few hours ride to this winter 

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Daily trains run to its very gateway. The 

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27 



It came to him suddenly that she looked like a person of im- 
portance herself. 

Shrugging a little at his susceptibility and intense desire 
to know her, he went back into the store — back to the toy de- 
partment and the saleslady he had heard her speaking with 
in a way to denote that they had met before. 

It wasn't just the thing to do, he knew. But after what Cos- 
grave considered the utmost adroitness, and which left the 
saleswoman with a mirthful sparkle in her eyes, he came away 
with the news that the lady in question, who came there each 
year and played Mrs. Santa Claus, was Dr. Mary Joyce of 
Burley. 

In his office, Cosgrave called up a particular friend and col- 
league who lived in that same town of Burley. Without pre- 
amble he went straight to the point, although he did laugh at 
himself as he did so. 

"Kennedy," he called, "do you by any chance know a lady 
from your town by the name of Joyce?" 

"O, hello, Cosgrave!" bellowed a big voice with a fluting 
brogue. "Did you know it was 12 o'clock, man? And that life 
and death messages only should disturb a busy doctor from 
his sleep at this hour?" 

Cosgrave could imagine the chuckle of amusement that went 
with this, but he was not to be deterred by it. 

"You didn't answer my question, Kennedy," he pursued. 
"Do you know Dr. Joyce?" 

"I do that," the answer was prompt. "She's the salt of the 
earth, aside from being most beautiful. And more than that, 
in a world of women and children she is doing a man's work in 
a wonderful woman way. And furthermore, if you were to 
ask me, I'd tell you that men don't exist to her. Sure she has 
a heart like a bass wood ball where men are concerned." He 
paused and asked: "Anything else you wanted?" 

"How are all the little Kennedys?" Cosgrave laughed. 

"Fine!" Satisfaction edged the deep voice with greater 
depth. "I'm dressing the tree. Say, come up and spend Christ- 
mas with us? Sure, it's only a stone's throw to Dr. Joyce's 
house." 

Again Cosgrave laughed into the phone. "Kennedy," he 
said, "you're wrong. Can't one physician inquire into the 
merits of another? Goodby! Run in and see me when you 
can." 

The next moment he had rung off. 

But the next, he was slipping into his coat again. And pres- 
ently in a florist's shop he was writing a little note — to be sent 
with a dozen American Beauty roses. It read : 

"Plucked from the Road of Cheer. From one Samaritan to 
another — with season's greetings!" 

Then with eyes that flashed as a boy's do when he takes a 
dare, he went back home and called up Dr. Kennedy again. 

"0, Kennedy," he laughed heartily. "I forgot to say that 
I accept your invitation. Could you" — he coughed — "or rather 
is there any way possible — " 

"There is," the big voice mocked, even while it rang with 
decision. "Dr. Joyce is having dinner with us herself. She 
is the youngest one's godmother. Come on." — Lillian Duccy 
in Boston Globe. 



A DECEMBER LANDSCAPE. 

The gaunt pines stand like sentinels 

Against the blood-red West; 
The spectral fields lie white as death 

Upon earth's shrouded breast. 

Black are the boughs where once the Spring 

Ran like an emerald flame; 
Still are the boughs where lyric throats 

Sang praises to Spring's name. 




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My heart, that blossomed once with flame, 

Is cold as ice-bound clay; 
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The gaunt pines stand like sentinels 

Against the blood-red West; 
The spectral fields lie white as death 

Upon earth's shrouded breast. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 



W& Wmi^y-fom^i Affair 



The last ultimatum of the Allies 
Inhuman Field Tactics, has not been officially replied to by 
the Turks, but enough is known to 
warrant the Allies in promptly renewing hostilities. The Turk- 
ish Cabinet of Ministers openly charges that the Powers have 
acted in bad faith from the beginning, and that Turkey will 
continue to battle against the Allies rather than surrender Ad- 
rianople and Turkish jurisdiction in the Egean Sea. Turkey's 
charge of grc ss deception and double dealing is not without 
justification. From an outside viewpoint, the Ambassadorial 
Convention has done little else than add fuel to the Balkan 
fires by secretly advising the Allies to stand their ground, at 
the same time giving discouraging "tips" to the Turkish pleni- 
potentiaries attending the peace conference. The open charge 
of the Turkish Ministry that the Powers were acting in bad 
faith was caused by a note from the Ambassadorial Conference 
advising the Turks to surrender Adrianople to the Allies and 
leave the Egean Sea matter for the Powers to settle at a more 
convenient season. But what angered the Ministry most was 
an intimation from the Ambassadorial Conference to the effect 
that if the Turks did not act upon the advice of the Powers, 
not only European Turkey, but Asiatic Turkey, might be 
wrenched from Ottoman possession, thus ending the Mussul- 
man Empire in Asia and Europe. The Turkish Ministry inter- 
preted the ambassadorial note to mean that the Powers were 
in a conspiracy to wipe Turkey off the map of the world. 
Hence the determination of Mohammedanism to fight it out 
without considering the ultimate consequences. However, Tur- 
key has several cards yet to be played in her adroit game of 
diplomatic duplicity and delay. 

The greatest mystery involving the situation is the ultimate 
purpose of the triple entente, but it can be relied upon that 
England, Russia and France, parties to the entente, are playing 
the game for their own territorial and commercial advantage, 
and it is equally true that the Triple Alliance is not the entente's 
silent partner. The press of the Powers makes it quite clear 
that the sympathy of the Christian nations is with Greece and 
Montenegro, and that Bulgaria and Servia are discredited be- 
cause of their inhuman and brutal field tactics, especially Ser- 
via, who is charged with having already butchered in cold blood 
more than 30,000 practically unarmed, certainly unorganized, 
Albanians. What little sympathy the Turks are getting from 
outside nations is born of contempt for the behavior of the 
Bulgarians and Servians. Roumania is still waiting to enter 
the game, and not a few well posted Europeans assert that Rou- 
mania has assurances that she can rely on the good will and 
probably their military and financial support when she is ready 
to fling her bonnet into the ring. From the present viewpoint, 
Turkey will be driven out of Europe and later on chased all 
over Asia Minor. Only Greece and Montenegro of the Alliance 
will have much to show for their heroic and civilized mode of 
warfare, and Bulgaria will have to divide with Roumania, and 
Servia will be little, if any, better off, barring a big national 
debt, when the end comes, and the way to the end itself is al- 
most sure to be surveyed and defined by the Ambassadorial 
conclave, now in secret session in London, with the triple en- 
tente the dominant influence in the secret verbal parley. It is 
as clear as any diplomatic darkness could be clear that the 
triple entente, England, France and Russia, has the bluff spirit, 
the money and the men, and the guns, and the inclination, to 
oblige the Triple Alliance, Turkey and the Allies, to restore 
the Near East to a state of peace, law and order, on whatever 
basis the entente decides upon, but when the decision will be 
made only London, Paris and St. Petersburg know definitely. 

Hongkong and interior piece goods merchants have in- 
stituted a boycott against all goods of British manufacture, 
but the government has taken measures to crush the hostile 
movement. 

Egypt is now open to trade and travel, and Americans 

are making the most of the privilege. 



The British House of Commons has given the Irish 

Home Rule Bill a good majority, but the measure has to run 
the gauntlet of a hostile House of Peers. However, King Ed- 
ward has been given the power to create enough new lords to 
give the Bill the necessary majority of the Upper House, and 
as he favors the enactment, new peers will be created, but in 
any event the measure is not likely to become operative for 
two years. Meanwhile there will be danger of broils between 
religious fanatics to the injury of the popularity of the intent 
of the measure. 

Russia refuses to admit that she appropriated Mongolia 

without giving quid pro quo. To have a Slav Czar is glory and 
compensation quite enough, but China thinks it a good casus 
belli; so do the Mongolians. 

Young Gladstone is making his mark on the floor of the 

Commons, and it is predicted that the way is clear to the pre- 
miership for him if he does not lose his head by flattery. 

Austria is not at all satisfied with Servia's conduct, and 

until Vienna is given assurances of good behavior, the army 
will be kept in readiness to cross the Danube in a hurry. 

— — The new president of France is not only a skillful politi- 
cal mixer, but he knows all about the tricks of horseracing and 
will fight a duel when pressed to draw his sword. 

The dairying industry of Holland is growing by leaps 

and bounds, and Holland cheese and butter are reaching Euro- 
pean and American markets in large quantities. 

France and Spain have settled their Moroccan territorial 

dispute and signed an agreement to that effect, which removes 
all cause for immediate hostilities. 

The territorial military force of England is reported to 

be 154,000 officers and men, all of whom spent 15 days or over 
in camp during 1912. 

All classes in Persia are buying arms preparatory to de- 
fending the nation against foreign land grabbers, wearing 
crowned heads. 

The frontier tribesmen of India are still giving the Brit- 
ish government a deal of costly trouble. They do not like 
English rule. 

The Italian Chamber of Deputies favors the contract sys- 
tem for labor, including clerks, commercial travelers and 
mechanics. 

A Dublin scientist has found a lot of fossils. All right, 

but no fossil Irishman will be found in America. 

The republic of Chili is arranging for a large immigra- 
tion of Japanese to work her nitre deposits. 

Belgium is about to establish the principle of "general 

service" for the military establishment. 

Germany is building a railway to the cotton lands of 

German East Africa. 

American tourists are swarming all over India. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



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January 25, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



29 




VOICES OF THE FOREST. 

The myriad voices of the forest call, 
Holding my wakened soul their willing thrall. 

Soughing winds pass through the pine tops, 
Whispering low their mysterious secrets. 
Murmurous brooks thread their winding way 
Through sylvan glade and the open. 
Plaintive notes, from the throat of the nightingale, 
Rise and fall in the twilight. 
Tiny branches crackle and drop, 
Quivering the silence around me. 
The busy buzzing of the passing bees, 
Lure on to search for hidden sweetness. 
Sun-tipped butterflies touch my cheek lightly, 
Heedless of their ephemeral existence. 
Premature leaves, loosed from the parent stem, 
Swirl in midair ere descending. 
Defiant squirrels approach, 
Disputing with me their dominion. 
Every sound teems with mystery 
And incomprehensible creation. 

The myriad voices of the forest call, 
Holding my wakened soul their willing thrall. 

— Phoebe Dana Kellogg in The Smart Set. 



GLORY SHALL FOLLOW GLORY. 

I. 

Keats died- — who knows? — in the wild bloom of youth, 

And learned all truth, 

That "Adonais" might be sadly sung; 

That through the halls of heaven, from Shelley's tongue, 

That royal dirge 

Might thrill and surge 

Deathlessly young. 

Perhaps a poet passed 

That one might tell at last 

In this immortal song his beauty and glory. 

Chant his lament, 

For shining days soon spent, 

In a great glowing story. 

II. 

Does Love thus go 

(Whither we do not knowl, 

That one may sing the grandeur of Love's name? 

That one who felt his fire and his flame 

May stand in adoration at his pall, 

And in a song supreme, majestical, 

Voice the eternal wonder of the dead? 

Ere Love has fled, 

Silent are we before his face divine; 

But when the lamps are wasted. 

And the last cup is tasted, 

And strong Death sets her crown upon his head. 

There is a singer who must sing Love's praise, 

Record his dreams and days. 

And keep the light forever before his shrine. 

— Charles Hanson Towne in Centurv. 



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the irritable person. "You can if you know how to order." re- 
plied the sad. sarcastic man. "If I want something cool I ask 
for a cup of hot coffee, and if I want something warm I call 
for iced tea." — Exchange. 



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January 25, 1913. 




INSVMCEi 




W. L. Hathaway, Commissioner in charge of the movement 
to bring the World's Congress of Insurance men to this city in 
1915, is organizing his staff by the appointment of five promi- 
nent California insurance men as an executive committee. This 
week he announced the appointment of Wm. J. Dutton, chair- 
man, president of Fireman's Fund; George L. Cochran, presi- 
dent of Pacific Mutual Life, Los Angeles; and E. C. Cooper, 
Insurance Commissioner of California. These three appointees, 
together with Mr. Hathaway, will select two other members 
necessary to constitute the executive committee. Touching this 
matter, Mr. Hathaway says: "The selection of this committee 
has been considered one of the most important steps in the for- 
mation of the Congress, for the reason that upon their shoulders 
will rest much of the responsibility of maintaining before the 
insurance fraternity San Francisco's and California's reputation 
in their capacity as hosts to the world in 1915; and more im- 
portant still, they will, during the intervening years, be the 
executive head of the National Council that is rapidly being 
created." 

* * * 

The entry of the State into the life insurance business is pro- 
vided for in a bill introduced by Assemblyman W. H. Ellis of 
Riverside. The measure provides for the issuance of life in- 
surance and annuities under the direction of the State Treasurer 
and the Commissioner of Insurance, the system to be ready for 
operation within two years from the date of the passage of the 
bill. Policies will be written for $500 or multiples of that sum, 
with the proviso that, until 1,000 policies have been written, 
no one risk shall be insured for more than $1,000, and that the 
maximum policy of $3,000 shall not be issued on one risk until 
2,000 policies have been issued. Net profits shall be distrib- 
uted annually among the policyholders, payable in cash on de- 
mand or applicable as payments on policies. Loans may be 

negotiated on the policies. 

* * « 

The first definite step toward the mutualization of the Pru- 
dential Insurance Company was taken following the annual 
stockholders' meeting on Monday, when the directors appointed 
a committee consisting of President Dryden, Richard V. Linda- 
bury, former Chancellor William J. Magie, and former Supreme 
Court Justice Bennett Van Syckel to draft a proper measure 
for presentation to the Legislature to pave the way for mutuali- 
zation. President Dryden has issued a statement outlining the 
plan, and states that any stockholder not desiring to sell his 
shares at the appraised value may retain his holdings. The 
stock purchased, however, will be trusteed for the benefit of 
policyholders under court direction. 

« » * 

Two important cases of interest to the insurance world will 
be up at an early date before the Oregon Supreme Court. The 
one is that of the American Life & Accident of Portland. The 
former company has filed suit against Commissioner Ferguson 
to compel him to issue a license permitting it to do business in 
1913. Ferguson contends that the company's affairs are not 
in shape to permit it to do business. The case of the Union 
Pacific Life Insurance Company, has been brought on a man- 
damus to compel the commissioner to issue a license. The 
company is a Portland concern, and has been in course of pro- 
motion three years. 

* • • 

Frank E. Johnson, an employee of the Simmons Manufactur- 
ing Company at Kenosha, Wisconsin, suffered an injury and 
refused the settlement offered him by the Aetna Life, which 
carried the liability insurance on the concern. He charges that 
because of this refusal the Aetna Life secured his discharge 
by the firm, and brought suit against both. A jury at Milwau- 
kee has given him a verdict for $5,000 punitive and $290 com- 
pensatory damages against the Aetna Life, the suit against 
the Simmons Company being still on the docket in Kenosha 
County. 



"Blue Sky" laws, to regulate the sale of stocks of investment 
companies of all classes, have been introduced or are on the 
legislative programs of all the Pacific States legislatures. Meas- 
ures providing for the regulation have already been introduced 
in the Colorado, Montana and Idaho Legislatures. In Califor- 
nia, Oregon and Washington, Bills for the same purpose have 
already been drafted and will be introduced in due course, while 
the Governors of other Coast States have urged their Legisla- 
tures to enact similar Acts. 

* * * 

The Pittsburgh Life & Trust Company had the best year in 
its history during 1912, making gratifying gains in both assets 
and its insurance account. The company's paid-for 1912 busi- 
ness totaled $20,028,983, while its insurance in force increased 
during the year to over $96,000,000. Its payments on policies 
during 1912 aggregated over $3,000,000. Of this amount $1,- 
485,439 was paid to living policyholders and $1,607,110 to the 
beneficiaries of those who died. In addition, it loaned to 
policyholders on the sole security of their policies, $1,878,349. 

* » * 

Mrs. Minta I. Jordan has been arrested at Los Angeles, 
charged with defrauding fraternal orders of $5,050, which she 
had collected on policies carried by her husband, C. W. Jordan. 
The latter disappeared, and when the body of a suicide was 
found at Ocean Park, Mrs. Jordan identified the same as being 
that of her husband, for the purpose, it is declared, of defraud- 
ing the fraternals of the amount represented by her husband's 

policies. 

* • * 

Thomas V. Humphreys will resign as special agent from 
Edward Brown & Sons on February 1st. 



1863 



1913 



FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $8,650,000 - 

FIRE MARINE AUTOMOBILE 

California and Sansome Streets, San Francisco, California. 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



A strong, well-managed Institution; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



Geo. R Billings Roy C. Ward Geo. B. Dinsmore J. C. Meussdorffer James W. Dean 

GEO. E. BILLINGS CO. 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 
312 California St., San Francisco, Cal. 



Phone Douglas 2283 
Home Phone C 2899 



The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 

OF HARTFORD. ESTABLISHED 1850. 
SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

Capital $1,000,000 

Total Assets 7.735.110 

Surplus to Policyholders 3.266.021 

Pacific Department: 

Alaska Commercial Building ... San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1853. Cash Capital, 53,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where In United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by tire. 
H. L. ROFF, General Agent. J. J. SHEAHAN. Ass't General Agent. 

324 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Cal. 



January 25, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



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The accident and liability departments of the Aetna Life and 
the Aetna Accident and Liability, the former company's sub- 
sidiary, enjoyed a record year during 1912. The liability and 
compensation premiums of the Aetna Life totaled $4,592,600, a 
gain of $532,800; accident and health premiums were $2,459,- 

000, an increase of $401,000; surety, burglary and plate glass 
premiums aggregated $847,000, a gain of $330,700, while the 
companies' total miscellaneous premium income was $7,898,- 

600, a gain over 1911 of $1,264,500. 

* * * 

All but one of the cases against fire insurance companies in- 
volving losses in the San Francisco conflagration of 1906 have 
been settled or dismissed by the United States District Court. 
The actions were brought to recover on policies, the payment 
of which was contested because of the earthquake clause con- 
tained therein. The actions dismissed last week were against 
the Hamburg-Bremen Fire. There were at one time between 

500 and 600 similar cases pending in the court. 

* * * 

The Green case, brought in the New York State courts to con- 
test the increased insurance rates imposed by the Royal Arca- 
num, will be brought to the United States Supreme Court upon 
a writ of error which has been granted by Associate Justice 
Hughes. The officers of the order had protested that the revo- 
cation of the advance would have forced it into bankruptcy. 

The London courts have decided that the recent suffragette 
window-smashing demonstrations were neither a riot nor a civil 
commotion within the meaning of those terms in the plate glass 
insurance contract. Underwriters at London Lloyds had denied 
liability under a re-insurance contract on plate glass, holding 
that the loss was sustained as a result of a riot or civil com- 
motion. 

* * * 

William C. Hammond was elected secretary of the West 
Coast Life Insurance Company of San Francisco at the recent 
annual meeting, succeeding Julian Sonntag, who was elected 
second vice-president of the company at the December meeting 
of the board of directors. Mr. Hammond comes to the West 
Coast Life from the home office of the Hartford Life, and has 

had twenty years' experience in life insurance work. 

* * • 

The California Insurance Department will dispatch an ex- 
aminer to New Mexico and Texas, where he will participate in 
an examination of the Occidental Fire of Albuquerque and 
the Commonwealth Bonding & Casualty Company of Fort 
Worth, Texas. The former company is licensed in the State, 
while the latter has an application pending. 

• • • 

The fire loss in Montana for the ten months ending January 

1, 1913, was $1,307,995. The heaviest loss was sustained by 
mercantile establishments, the damage aggregating $461,376; 
loss on dwellings was $182,000; on lodging houses, $162,389; 
on hotels, $42,810; and on theatres, $30,000. The total property 
involved was $5,848,087, and the total insurance carried was 

$2,969,868. 

• • • 

Stewart S. Lowery & Co. have announced that they have pur- 
chased the entire stock of Bates, Chesebrough & Lowery, Inc., 
and are carrying on the insurance brokerage and adjusting 
business of the latter firm. Their offices are in the Merchants' 
Exchange building, and they will continue to represent Will- 
cox, Peck & Hughes. 

• • • 

The Western Life Indemnity of Chicago, which is on the 
stipulated premium basis, is preparing to transfer to the legal 
reserve mutual basis, provided the desired legislation can be 

secured. 

» * * 

The Beneficial Life of Salt Lake wrote approximately $3,- 
100,000 of new business during 1912. The company intends to 
extend its territory, and has applied for admission to Oregon 

and Texas. 

• • * 

The Dubuque Fire and Marine has appointed Harry E. Jen- 
kins special agent to cover California, with headquarters here. 
Jenkins was formerly with the Geo. H. Tyson agency. 

» • • 

The Vulcan Fire of Oakland has been admitted to Colorado 



West Coast Life has transferred Ed. J. Linne, formerly as- 
sistant superintendent, to Tacoma, where he will act as super- 
intendent. 

« * * 

L. B. Messier, director of agencies for San Francisco Life, 
is making an extended business tour of Oregon and Wash- 
ington. 

* • • 

A. Creed, vice-president of the Title Guaranty and Surety 
Company, with headquarters at Scranton, is touring the Pacific 
Coast inspecting agencies. 

* » * 

John Mercier, former merchant of Santa Rosa, has been ap- 
pointed district agent for Sonoma County for the U. S. Health 
& Accident. 

* * • 

U. S. Knight has purchased the insurance business of the 
Kirkham agency at Exeter, Cal. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1913. 




BANKING 



"How'd you come to go crooked?" "Playing straight 

tips." — Houston Post. 

One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it breaks a 

New Year's resolution. — Life. 

"What are you thinking about?" "Nothing." "You al- 
ways were an egotist." — Town Topics. 

Son — Why do people say "Dame Gossip?" Father — 

Because they are too polite to leave off the 'e.' — Le Crabbe. 

Bertie — What makes you think I've got a sense of 

humor? Gertie — Your self-appreciation. — Harvard Lampoon. 

"Did you ever dress a chicken?" "No; my girls are all 

boys. But I understand it costs a heap of money." — Houston 
Post. 

"Well, did New York appeal to you ?" "Yes ; it was 'wel- 
come' when I came, and 'well done' when I went." — Cornell 
Widow. 

First Clerk — How many people work in your office. Sec- 
ond Clerk — Oh, I should say roughly about a third of them. — 
London Sketch. 

He — Ah, darling, may I be your captain and guide your 

bark down the sea of life ? The Widow — No ; but you can be 
my second mate. — Life. 

Doctor — You'll have to cut out some of this wine, woman 

and song business : it's killing you. Patient — All right, doc. ; I'll 
never sing again. — Wisconsin Sphinx. 

Employee — I would like more salary. I am going to get 

married. Employer — Sorry, but I'll have to reduce it. I am go- 
ing to get married myself. — Sydney Post. 

Knicker — It's terrible the way parents make their babies 

work at night. Youngpop — And it is terrible the way babies 
make their parents work at night. — N. Y. Sun. 

The awarding of the Nobel peace prize this year has 

been abandoned. All the writers seem to have enlisted as 
war correspondents. — Peoria Herald-Transcript. 

Mrs. Kelly — This neighborhood seems a bit noisy, Mrs. 

Flynn. Mrs. Flynn — Yis, th' only time it's quiet here is whin 
the elevated train goes by and drowns th' noise! — Punch. 

"What's your daughter doing?" "Making shrimp salad." 

"I didn't know we had any shrimp in the house." "We haven't, 
but there is one going to call on her this evening." — Houston 
Post. 

"You think she loves you?" "I am sure of it. She told 

me last night that I might have a kiss if I could catch her." 

"But unless she permitted you to catch " "Huh! She had 

on a hobble skirt!" — Ex. 

"How did Skimmels make his money?" "He was one 

of those old-fashioned dairymen who left you in doubt whether 
water had been put in the milk or milk had been spilled in the 
water." — Washington Star. 

"There is some great force lacking in this country to- 
day," observed the Sage. "Yes," commented the Wise Guy. 
"What this country needs is a fool killer who will stay on the 
job." — Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Wife — Why did you tell the Batsons that you married me 

because I was such a good cook, when you know I can't even 
boil a potato? Hubby — I had to make some excuse, my dear, 
and I didn't know what else to say. — London Opinion. 

"I understand you went over to Crimson Gulch and 

lynched the wrong man." "No," replied Three-finger Sam. 
"You can't lynch the wrong man in Crimson Gulch. We jest 
got Piute Pete a little bit ahead of his turn." — Washington Star. 



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ESTABLISHED 1867 

Paid-up Capital, $15,000,000 
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Devoted to the Leading Interest! of California and the Pacific Coast. 





Vol. LXXXV 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, February 1, 1913 



No. 5 



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Appropriately enough, ballet dancers in pantalettes ap- 
pear at the Pantages Theatre. 

Old General Sickles gamely resists both the sheriff and 

the old gentleman with the scythe and hour-glass. 

About one wedding in the Gould family nobody has a 

word to say except of kindness and good-will. 

Perhaps when President Wilson sees the gentle Filipino 

at home, he may extend his estimate of the period of enforced 
civilization. 

It does not take an expert nor a very acute ear to tell 

that the Johnson political car is missing on at least one cylinder 
these days. 

Anybody who wants to "start something" around the 

Hall of Justice can do it by moving to have an accused person's 
bail reduced. 

Extensive and expensive travel up and down the nation 

may have got President Taft much wisdom, but it did not help 
much politically. 

When a public official dies, it is hard for the press to 

keep the list of his would-be successors from getting ahead of 
his obituary notice. 

Alpine resorts have barred those wicked American "rag" 

dances. There will, however, be no inspection of the morality 
of American dollars. 

What would daily newspaper dramatic criticism in San 

Francisco be if it were prohibited from using the pronoun of 
the first person singular? 

One legislative measure that will find widespread popu- 
lar approval is that which proposes to put an end to professional 
prize-fighting in California. 

Brother William Rockefeller's delicate throat preventing 

him from telling what he knows about the money trust, why not 
let Brother John take the stand ? 

Lily Langtry, the critics tell us, is the perfect lady of the 

vaudeville stage — the perfect old lady, defying time as once 
she denied the tongue of evil report. 



Supervisors who do politics with the water question are 

qualifying for a chance to retire permanently to private life. 

It probably didn't promote enjoyment of Mr. Hearst's 

Sunday breakfast to read in his own paper that Bryan will prob- 
ably be the next Secretary of State. 

When the people who control Spring Valley are not re- 
fusing to grant pleas for water they fill in the time by marking 
up the price of the plant to the city. 

Rev. Dr. Aked is out of place in a pulpit. His real 

sphere is a job with a popular-price gallery and a spot-light 
trained to follow him up and down the stage. 

This year the doughty Governor of California is not 

kicking corporations out of politics: he is kicking them and 
their treasuries into the office of the tax-gatherer. 

Senior dancing at Wellesley College must be done at 

arm's length, according to revised rules announced by the 
faculty. No clinching or mass plays permitted on the floor. 

Wanted: Information that will lead to the discovery of 

the whereabouts of a "Committee of One Thousand." Liberal 
reward to finder upon communication with W — m R — h H — t. 

Perhaps by this time appointive officers under Governor 

Johnson understand that it is treason to question the compe- 
tency of subordinates recommended by the appointing power. 

When President Wilson goes a-journeying, there will be 

a fine chance for the few remaining bicycle clubs to revive in- 
terest in a form of locomotion not so popular as it once was. 

No, there is no petty politics in the Johnson administra- 
tion. Of course not. But "Muley" Langdon is able to cancel 
an appointment because the appointee opposed him in the last 
campaign. 

Upon the authority of Webster's dictionary a Maryland 

court accepts the view that "chicken" is a synonym for 
"woman." In that same category what should we call the male 
of the species ? 

The eugenists announce that they will pick out and re- 
ward the "perfect baby" at a national show to be held here in 
1915. That gives time enough for almost any set of parents to 
get into the competition. 

War without her gates; revolution within them; pesti- 
lence stalking her streets; finally an earthquake rocking and 
cracking her walls — Constantinople's life surely consists of one 
blankety-blank thing after and on top of another. 

Some demagogic leaders of organized labor object to the 

municipal opera house because the subscribers who will build it 
are to have boxes and seats in perpetuity, and thus there is dis- 
crimination against the wage-worker. Since when has the 
laboring man been a purchaser of grand opera boxes ? 




E/DITOR-IAIy COMMENT 




Greatest Question 
Before the Public. 



Nearly two millions of dollars of 
money wasted on the Hetch-Hetchy 
folly — or is it sheer fraud ? — and 
much public time; the practical cer- 
tainty that San Francisco will not get a permit for the use of 
the Tuolumne watershed until after it has acquired Spring 
Valley; the supervisors and the representatives of Spring Val- 
ley apparently deadlocked over another proposition to pur- 
chase; the city positively suffering for lack of water in the out- 
lying districts; the water company declaring that it cannot 
supply any more water, even if the city extends the distributing 
system — that is a sketchy outline of San Francisco's water 
situation to-day. 

It is more than discouraging; the situation is one of the ut- 
most gravity for the future of the community. There cannot 
be any growth or development of population on the upper end 
of the peninsula. People can't live without water, and there is 
not enough water now to supply the population we already 
have. There is no hope of relief at the hands of Spring Valley 
unless the city will give it a material increase in rates over a 
figure now much too high by comparison with other cities in 
this country. 

In some parts of the city where people have built homes, and 
so are tied down, sections where a good many thousands of the 
most desirable class of citizens live, the water conditions are 
not merely distressing; they are a menace to public health. 
Many families are barely able to get water enough out of the 
pipes wherewith to prepare their food. They cannot take a 
proper bath; they cannot wash clothes; they are often unable 
to flush their toilets more than once or twice a day. Only late 
at night do their faucets yield anything like an adequate flow. 
What, then, is the prospect? The city government offers 
nothing of encouragement except a proposition to condemn or 
an attempt to amend the laws so as to shorten the ordinary 
course to that end. 

City Attorney Long has taken to Sacramento a suggestion 
for a bill to put into the hands of the Railroad Commission the 
power now resident in the courts alone to pass upon condemna- 
tion issues as to public utilities in the first instance, and to 
limit the right of appeal as far as the State courts are con- 
cerned. That does not impress even the layman. Any school- 
boy knows that you can't, under the Federal constitution, take 
away a man's property without due process of law. Even if 
Mr. Long's proposition could get past the legislature — which 
it cannot — and through our own Supreme Court — which is ex- 
tremely doubtful — there would be an appeal to the Federal 
courts which would be years in the process of adjudication. 

So condemnation of any sort or under any law would mean 
a long period of delay, certainly not less than five years. And 
in all that time San Francisco can add nothing to its population 
by immigration and settlement; it will soon be so cramped with 
respect to this prime necessary of living that it will not be able 
to take care of its normal increase of population by the excess 
of births over deaths. Think of that — for every child that is 
born, and lives, somebody must move out of the county for lack 
of water! That seems like exaggeration, but is it? 

There is but one way out, and that is to buy Spring Valley — 
buy it now. The price asked may be more than the property 
is worth, but the need is too great for us to haggle or hesitate, 
especially when we know that every hour of delay adds so 
many more dollars to the price. The purchase of Spring Valley 
will be our starting point. It will cost us $37,500,000 plus the 



impounded rates to get that far. Then, to take care of the dire 
needs of the present and to provide against the nearer future — 
to give us water for normal growth and to meet the demands 
of the Exposition grounds and the added floating Exposition 
population — we must spend several millions at once to develop 
outside sources. After that, or with that, will come the reach- 
ing out for a Sierra source. 

The News Letter is encouraged to believe that the present 
administration is beginning to realize how gross a fraud the 
whole Hetch-Hetchy proposition is, and has been from the 
start. If the report of the army board of engineers should be 
adverse, and if Secretary Fisher should flatly deny the per- 
mit asked of him, then the Phelan-Manson-Long myth must 
be abandoned forever. Congress would not listen to us on that 
subject again, nor would the successors of President Taft and 
Secretary Fisher. 

Omitting any consideration of politics and leaving out the 
question what the authorities at Washington may do with our 
petition, it would be the course of ordinary business sense to 
drop the Hetch-Hetchy forthwith — to pocket a loss of nearly 
$2,000,000 wasted or grafted out of that futile scheme and go 
after a Sierra source that is at once cheap, feasible and cap- 
able of speedy development, a source to which good title can 
be obtained on proper agreement to pay for it. There is such 
a source. It has been offered to the city as a straight business 
proposition, but its owners have not had the money nor the 
political "pull" to get any sort of a decent hearing. In fact, no 
source but Hetch-Hetchy has had fair consideration, nor will 
there be a square deal on this subject as long as Hetch-Hetchy 
is the chief political asset of a coterie of men holding and seek- 
ing office or power, as long as it is held to be heresy to whisper 
that Hetch-Hetchy is not the only source. 

The source that the News Letter has occasionally mentioned 
and has now in mind is the Sierra Blue Lakes. It offers the 
city four or five times its present daily supply, together with 
unlimited power, for about $20,000,000 all told. And its 
waters, coming from above snow line and above any possible 
human use or habitation, can be brought to a connection with 
the present city distributing system in less than three years. 

Even if we could get a clear title to Hetch-Hetchy by means 
of an irrevocable permit — and only Congress could give us that 
— it would require ten years of time — that was Manson's esti- 
mate — and not less than $50,000,000 to bring water from that 
source. If we should accept Engineer Freeman's estimate and 
advice, we should need a much wider permit than we have 
asked, several years more time and many millions more of 
money to utilize Hetch-Hetchy. 

Why cannot Mayor Rolph and the sincere men in the Board 
of Supervisors put the water question on a practical business 
basis? They would if it were the personal business of any one 
of them. They would throw out Hetch-Hetchy altogether, buy 
Spring Valley at the lowest price possible, and then start ahead 
to get an adequate water supply from a genuine and purchas- 
able Sierra source. 

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That San Francisco newspaper 
The Trouble Maker. which is loudest in professing devo- 
tion to the cause and interest of the 
toiler, of the plain people, made much of "Big Bill" Haywood, 
the noisy advocate and leader of the I. W. W. anarchists. It 
gave large type and large space to reporting a recent address 
by Haywood in this city wherein he bluntly and boldly declared 



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— as usual with him — for lawlessness. The climax of his 
harangue was, perhaps, the exhortation to workmen not to con- 
vict any toiler of any offense. 

It is interesting to note that organized labor as we know it 
in San Francisco has small use for Haywood. In the current 
issue of the journal of one section of local union labor, the 
Labor Clarion, is reprinted from the organ of the Western 
Federation of Miners an article about Haywood which shows 
how little that radical organization has in common with Hay- 
wood and his school. The article in question says : 

"William D. Haywood, who was once secretary-treasurer 
of the Western Federation of Miners, is now in the West en- 
deavoring to make dates in every mining camp possible in or- 
der that he may stir up strife and dissension. Haywood is the 
traveling representative of the I. W. W., an organization which 
was repudiated by an overwhelming referendum vote of the 
Western Federation of Miners. 

"Haywood's mission to the West is solely for the purpose of 
sowing the seeds of discord. 

"When Haywood was acquitted at Boise, Idaho, and took 
the lecture platform to speak to the working class, he repeatedly 
declared to his audiences that the only guns which he carried 
was a card in the Western Federation of Miners, and a card 
in the Socialist party, and to make something of a hit with his 
auditors, would draw those cards from his pockets and 
wave them aloft, as a play to the galleries. * f * But the false 
alarm who once talked about these cards as his only guns 
waves them aloft no more, for 'Bill' thought so little about his 
card in the Western Federation of Miners that he has lost it 
through non-payment of dues, and the Socialist party, in all 
probability, will relieve the hero of his other gun on account 
of his advocacy of 'sabotage,' 'direct action' and 'hitting the bal- 
lot box with an axe.' " 

The deeper significance of this article and of its endorsement 
by the organ of local union labor is not in its personal hostility 
to Haywood: it is in the evidence it presents of the real feeling 
of organized labor toward anarchy, no matter under what name 
it hides. Organized labor, in truth, dreads and detests syndi- 
calism, "direct action," sabotage and the annihilation of prop- 
erty rights quite as much as does organized society as a whole. 

And with reason. The anarchists, including the I. W. W., are 
for the destruction of the wage system, and that would be at 
least as disastrous to the wage-earner as to the wage-payer. 
Likely enough, we shall before long witness the spectacle of 
organized labor working not against capital, but with it for the 
suppression of all movements that lead to lawlessness. Or- 
ganized labor may want laws made in its favor; it may be look- 
ing for the best possible bargain with capital, but it does want 
law, order, security; it does want to maintain a degree of in- 
dividualism and it does not want paternalism made supreme. 



form adoption by the American Bar Association, and our people 
have no disposition to modify or abridge the grounds for 
divorce which experience has shown to be just and socially 
beneficial." 

That great injustice has been done Nevada by uninformed 
criticism is the contention of Governor Oddie, who shows that 
the present divorce law has stood without material change for 
more than fifty years. This disposes of the popular impression 
that Nevada deliberately and recently relaxed its divorce laws 
for the purpose of attracting members to what is called "the 
Reno Colony." 

At the recent convention of Governors in Richmond, Va., 
Governor Oddie delivered an address in which he went at length 
into the subject of divorce, treating it, of course, chiefly from 
the standpoint of one defending Nevada. It was plain speak- 
ing, and truthful. Governor Oddie had the courage, all too rare 
among politicians and office-holders, to challenge the narrow 
and bigoted view which holds all divorce to be evil in itself. 

In his Richmond address, Governor Oddie said: 

"Marriage only is sacred and beautiful, and results in the 
highest of all human blessings and form of happiness, when 
sexual selection has not been violated in the mating. The 
great majority of marriages, thanks to the potency of natural 
selection and human adaptability, are happy, and, even if 
divorce could be had for the asking, would never be volun- 
tarily annulled. 

"I do not contend that divorces should be granted for light 
causes; but I do contend that, as between the two extremes of 
lax divorces and ultra restrictions preventing divorce, the 
probability is in favor of the lax divorce system resulting in a 
better state of social morals than the other. It is contended, 
with some rather startling proof in support of it, that absolute 
prohibition in States and communities has resulted in an ac- 
tual increase rather than a decrease of intemperance. If so, 
then the object of the law is defeated by its severity. If the 
object of divorce legislation, as it should be, is to intervene in 
the dissolution of unhappy marriage contracts so as to improve 
public morals and render marriage a more sacred institution 
through the observance of the ethical and moral relationships 
involved in such union, then the law-making power must take 
cognizance of the fact that no benefit to society arises from 
forcing people to live together or to continue united in mar- 
riage, who are in acute rebellion against the enforced yoke." 

It is pointed out by the Nevada Governor that the influx of 
"divorce colonists dates back to about eight years ago, when 
a prominent Eastern couple, denied a divorce in their own 
State except for the one reason that did not exist, went to 
Nevada, upon the advice of their attorneys. This case was 
given such publicity that it started other people in like cir- 
cumstances toward Reno. 



Defending his State against the 
Uninformed Criticism, jibes and criticisms directed at its 

divorce industry, Governor Oddie of 
Nevada makes a strong showing. At the same time he ex- 
presses opinions that are close in line with the views of this 
journal on the morals and ethics of divorce generally. 

In his message to the Legislature, Governor Oddie recom- 
mends the increase of the bona fide residence requirement from 
six months to one year, the change to go into effect with the be- 
ginning of next year. This he urges because the State is being 
injured and its development retarded by no act of its own, but 
because of the antiquated and unsociological divorce la' 
other and older States. He well says in his message: "Our 
statute is substantially in accord with that proposed for uni- 



The government's immigration fig- 
kation Statistics, ures for 1912 are incomplete, but 

from those given out in a compara- 
tive table, it appears that there was a vast improvement in the 
character of 1912 immigrants over those of previous years. 
That is to say, in 1912 there was a marked increase in the 
number coming as second cabin passengers, which consider- 
ably lowered the average percentage of steerage passengers. 
What the increase in second cabin passengers means is well 
understood. They represent a class in better circumstances and 
better educated than the steerage arrivals, and for the most part 
in reasonably good financial condition. The percentage of 
professional agriculturists was unusually large, and those of 
the professional labor class show considerable falling off in 



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February 1, 1913. 



numbers. The total arrivals in the United States from Europe 
in 1912 aggregated a round million, fully ten per cent going to 
Canada to engage in farming and stock raising. 

Of the nationalities represented in the list of arrivals, Ital- 
ians were largely in excess of all other nationalities. Irish, 
Scandinavians, English and Germans show a small falling off 
in the average steerage arrivals, but considerable increase in 
second cabin immigrants. These figures probably reflect what 
the character of foreign immigration will be for some years to 
come, only that second cabin arrivals are likely to steadily in- 
crease. 

Agents of foreign steamship companies located at the coast 
towns and in the farming districts of Europe "working up" 
business against the opening of the Panama Canal, are laboring 
to influence such as would become second cabin rather than 
iteerage passengers on the ground that inasmuch as they are 
.Tying to induce immigration to the Pacific Coast, where the 
chances for new-comers with a little ready money would be to 
their interest in the agricultural regions, where land is cheap. 
The steamship companies are preparing to give ocean passage 
to the Pacific Coast of not less than 50,000 annually for several 
years, and they believe it to be to their interest to give their 
attention to what would become second cabin patrons. The 
ship companies are taking care to discourage immigration that 
would be objectionable to the Pacific Coast regions, thus avoid- 
ing hostile legislation on this side of the movement. But in any 
event, the prediction is, that the great bulk of immigrants will 
come from Southern Europe. 

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On the recommendation of Presi- 
For Rural Credits. dent Taft, a bill has been introduced 

in Congress to establish a system of 
"rural credits" by the government, which, if it becomes a law, 
is likely to become an immensely popular measure. The pur- 
pose of the bill is to relieve farmers requiring a little money to 
develop their uncultivated land. In addition to being called 
"rural credits," it is also called "development loans." The 
business is to be under the supervision of the Treasury Depart- 
ment, but immediately under a commissioner by presidential 
appointment. To start the "rural credit" system, the Secretary 
of the Treasury is directed to issue $100,000 in 4 per cent 
bonds, but bond issues of many times that amount is provided 
for if needed. Development loans will not be made to others 
than farmers, and not then unless SO per cent of the farm is 
undeveloped but fit for agricultural purposes, when the gov- 
ernment will advance up to 60 per cent of the assessed value 
of the farm at a very low rate of interest, probably consider- 
ably below 4 per cent annually, the government taking a mort- 
gage on the whole farm for security. 

The system would be of great advantage to California, for 
money for further development of farm or ranch lands is not 
obtainable except at a very much higher rate of interest than 
many feel like obligating themselves to pay, to say nothing 
about commissions and the like which form an additional ex- 
pense of no little moment. The real purpose of the Bill is to 
help farm or land owners, whose uncultivated holdings are 
fully 50 per cent of their acreage, and who want to increase the 
production by developing the uncultivated acres, thus doubling, 
perhaps, their annual marketable produce. For the develop- 
ment of these "wild lands" the Bill authorizes the government 
to establish the "rural credit" or "land development system" 
by advancing to the owner of the farm a sum equal to 60 per 
cent of the value of the whole farm. Under such favorable con- 
ditions for developing uncultivated acres belonging to the farm, 
no doubt the acreage actually in cultivation would be largely 
increased, and the market value of the farm products of Cali- 



fornia increased by 25 to 40 per cent in quantity and value. 
Especially would the increase appear in grape culture, for grape 
growing and wine making are far below all other farm indus- 
ties in quantity and value. A rate of interest at less than half 
of the average charge for the use of money for development 
purposes would encourage rather than hinder further develop- 
ment of portions of farms that are in a state of unproductive- 
ness because of the need of cheap money to develop the land 
by cultivation. 

All the better for California that applicants for "rural credit 
benefits" must own in fee the farm on which they wish to bor- 
row, and that not less than 50 per cent of the farm must be im- 
proved land and under reasonable cultivation. The "rural 
credit" system does not provide money to buy wild lands. 

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The Congressional "Money Trust" 
About Bank Profits. committee is trying very hard to 

make bankers say whether or not 
bank profits are a burdensome tax on the nation's industry, 
and according to the testimony of George F. Baker, chairman 
of the board of directors of the First National Bank of New 
York City, bank profits are the greatest burden the commerce 
and industry of the people have to carry. Mr. Baker tells the 
Congressional Committee that his bank was started in 1863 
with a share capital of $500,000, which was twenty years be- 
fore the country knew anything about bank consolidation, com- 
bination and fabulous capitalization, but Mr. Baker's bank was 
not long in getting into the new game of combination and capi- 
talization. In 1863, $500,000 was considered an "enormous" 
capital for the First National Bank, but now it is twenty times 
greater than it was in 1863, and meanwhile the profits of the 
bank aggregated $80,000,000. Five years ago, 1908, the bank 
paid $10,000,000 in dividends, a sum twenty times greater than 
its original capital. From 1908 to 1912, both years inclusive, 
the dividends amounted to 226 per cent on the original capital 
of $500,000, and the total dividends paid since the bank's or- 
ganization in 1863 have been equal to 18,550 per cent. 

This may be considered very profitable money changing, and 
it also shows the good of an occasional Congressional Money 
Trust committee to expose just such capital combinations. But 
the question the public is most interested in is, "Does not the 
nation's monetary system need a general overhauling? The 
difference between the First National Bank of New York City 
and other banks is in opportunity to make fabulous profits. 
Not that all bankers are or would be as thrifty as Mr. Baker, 
but there are too many Bakers for the good of the people. They 
create burdens for the country to groan under. All bankers 
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"Hear the Crier? Who the devil art thou?" "One that will play the devil, air, with you. - 



The local divorce court scored a great surprise this week 

which was overlooked by the daily press. A "fashionable cou- 
ple of distinguished position in our best society" was divorced, 
and, wonderful to relate, neither of them were married to affini- 
ties within six hours after the signing of the divorce decree. 

It seems that the cat and the broom are neither of them 

sanitary, and must be ejected from the well-kept modern house. 
Those who have cats can tie brooms to their tails, but people 
who do not possess cats will have to read the recommendations 
of the sanitary inspectors to fail to get results in other ways. 

That eminent English scientist, Dr. Alfred Russell Wal- 
lace, has bumped into serious trouble by declaring that "there 
has been no advance in intellect or morals from the days of the 
earliest Egyptians down to the laying of the keel of the Dread- 
naught." 

The money trust investigation committee declares that 

periodical public reports made by the great national corpora- 
tions is necessary for the safety of the public. Publicity is cer- 
tainly what the committee is shedding on these corporations 
just now. 

That Lazarus of the State Legislature who tried to intro- 
duce a bill to abolish free lunches for the sake of lifting a bur- 
den off the saloon keepers, apparently never considered the 
blighting effect on those who find no other places at which to 
eat. 

The motto of District Attorney Fredericks of Los An- 
geles is : "If at first you don't succeed," etc., as is evidenced 
in the second trial of Clarence Darrow on the charge of attempt- 
ing to bribe a juror in the MacNamara dynamite cases. 

It is reported that Teddy may endorse a merger scheme 

by which progressives shall join the Republicans in municipal 
politics. After his decision on national questions, this propo- 
sition will appear inconsistent enough to be consistent. 

Taft has formally accepted the appointment of Kent, 

professor of law at Yale, a chair guaranteed to be free from 
all the lurking dangers of politics, and where the wicked cease 
from troubling and the weary are at rest. 

Parcel post is the people's reply to the exactions of 

Wells Fargo and like corporations. Public utilities that un- 
conscionably pursue the ultimate nickel usually find that it 
comes out of their own pockets. 

The lost opportunity to purchase the Spring Valley 

Water property for $35,000,000 is only one of a number of 
sinister actions that left the weight of the McCarthy adminis- 
tration on this city. 

Bees and bugs are the only living things allowed to 

be sent by parcel post. Babies are barred, a conclusion which 
puzzles bachelors who have carefully studied stings and bugs. 

The gunpowder trust is coming in for some rough hand- 
ling by the government investigating committees. Care should 
be exercised in this handling, as mistakes are usually fatal. 

An Oaklander who ate 15 cent luncheons has just left an 

estate of $200,000. The cost of high living has been solved at 
last. Hallelujah ! Oakland wins the world's trophy. 



Mrs. Hetty Green, known as the richest woman in 

America, disclaims a newspaper interview published on her 
seventy-seventh birthday which tried to make it appear that 
she is also one of the wisest women in America. Among the 
aphorisms attributed to her was this : "Don't overdress — that 
is, don't dress flashily." Mrs. Green might well have indorsed 
this particular sentiment, for her characteristic attire is de- 
scribed as consisting of a "rusty black suit and a black straw 
hat." 

The quantity of material excavated at Panama, accord- 
ing to illustrations in the Scientific American, would make 63 
Great Pyramids, or would build a Chinese wall 1,000 miles 
longer than the original wall so called. As the Chinese wall, 
however, was faced with granite, paved with - bricks, and flanked 
with towers for at least 1,500 miles, it is a question whether it 
did not require a greater expenditure of labor than the Canal. 

Jeffersonian simplicity was recently knocked into a 

cocked hat in Fresno, where the joyful Democratic aspirants 
cheerfully paid $10 a plate at a banquet celebration. 

The value of the average husband must be increasing 

with the high cost of living. Suits in the Titanic disaster show 
claims already filed that aggregate over $2,000,000. 

It is estimated that there is an automobile in use for 

every one hundred and ten persons in the United States. Most 
of us seem to be among the one hundred and ten. 

The longer peace in the Balkans is delayed, the longer 

time the Turk will have to prepare for his Marathon jump off 
the map of^Europe into the wilds of Asia Minor. 

The lid has been lifted from the local arson trust, and 

the lifting has revealed that the old town has been having a hot 
time without being aware of the fact. 

Mrs. Gould received a great many wedding presents, 

but the world of charity, of which she is a shining member, 
would like to see her receive more. 

How strange that there should be a fight on for free lem- 
ons. Most of us receive them gratuitously in many shapes in 
the ordinary rounds of life. 

There seems to be an over-supply of patriots at Sacra- 
mento this session, willing to sacrifice themselves for the sal- 
ary of a public office. 

Every suffragette from Cape Horn to Dr. Cook's North 

Pole is on his trail to demand the secret reason why he over- 
looked that movement. 

The Young Turks have tackled a boomerang that will 

likely blow them out of Europe and clear across the Golden 
Horn into Asia Minor. 

Washington society is apparently so miffed over the 

likely loss of its inauguration ball that it is transforming the 
event into a bawl. 

"The Perfumed Burglar" has evidently changed his scent 

or is using red pepper since he took to the woods. 

-Organized arson, according to the Western and Eastern 



authorities, threatens to become the red peril. 




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Society, with its restless, feverish life, has another juicy 
morsel to roll under its tongue. 

This time a well known man of this city, whose home life 
was supposed to be ideal, has gone and gotten mixed up with 
a certain pretty little Miss, whose family is equally as promi- 
nent as his own. That, however, is the hard part of it. 

The "affair" has been on for many months, and many of their 
friends surmised that this young bud and the austere man of 
affairs were spending many hours together, both lunching at 
a smart cafe where the salt ocean gives an added flavor to a 
caviar, or in the more quiet restaurants down town, where de- 
tection becomes an impossibility. 

At one of the recent balls, after much liquid refreshment the 
truth leaked out as the wine soaked in. Toward the closing 
of the brilliant affair he began to rave like a maniac, and was 
immediately rushed to one of the hospitals, where he could be 
properly cared for. • 

Nurses and doctors tried every means of quieting him, but 
failed, and he continued to shriek and cry out for the object 
of his affections. The little lady was sent for. Her appear- 
ance had the desired effect, and he became quiet. The damage 
was done and the secret infatuation was a secret no longer. 

The wife did snot appear at the hospital, being told of the 
affair and sympathized with by their friends. The gentleman 
has recovered sufficiently to leave the hospital, and the case of 
nerves has yielded to treatment. The sequel to the story is 
now being prepared. 

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How elastic is the term of cousin? 'Tain't no harm to hug 
and kiss a cousin, but mother's sister's angel child is not always 
as simple as he looks, and sometimes cousins will be cousins 
even if you do not choose to acknowledge the relationship. The 
cousinly kiss may or may not mean what it indicates, and 
cousins always do kiss. It is part of being cousins. In fact, 
cousinship appears to give certain rights. They can borrow 
money from you; tell people they belong to your family; visit 
you without being asked; contest your will; even fall in love 
with you, and a cousin once removed is twice as apt to. 

The lesson is : Never completely trust a cousin, and never 
depend upon his not doing things that other people would 
not do. 

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Hotel lobbies are now considered the proper meeting place 
for people, and many a bit of love-making may be noticed in 
tapestry and palm rooms, whose soft luxury is responsible for 
many delectable hours. 

A pretty Southern girl who, with her father, is spending a 
few months here, at one of the fashionable hotels, thinks there 
are other places, however. 

A young chap attending the University called, and being old 
friends, naturally wished to be alone for a time. 

There is little satisfaction in trying to enjoy a tete-a-tete with 
some one you like awfully well in a public reception room, with 
other people ogling one and straining their ears to catch every 
word that's said. So the young lady suggested one of the 
balconies, where it was more private. 

They did, and before many minutes they had forgotten that 
they were in a public place or that there was any one else on 
earth but themselves. Their bliss was of short duration, for 
the husky voice of a hotel employee suddenly brought the pair 
back to earth with a dull, sickening thud, as he bellowed out : 
"Here, cut that out, or you will have to get out of the hotel." 
The young lady nearly passed away with embarrassment; the 




lad beat a hasty retreat for Palo Alto, but when he calls again 
he will not be received in a hotel lobby. 
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Prosecuting Attorney Miller says the San Francisco labor 
officials who were convicted at Indianapolis gloried in the fact 
that they were law violators; yet our own Tveitmoe, Clancy 
and Johannson have been elevated on the pedestal of martyr- 
dom by the labor union convention just held at Los Angeles, 
and re-elected as secretary, treasurer, delegate and any other 
old job which will produce a rake-off and a salary to be paid 
out of the pockets of the man behind the hammer. 

.The man with a home and family, the industrious, peace-lov- 
ing working man who has been forced into a union against his 
own desire, has to bear the brunt of the bad odor and name 
which is now attached to organized labor, as the result of the 
conviction of the dynamiting labor leaders. Organized labor 
just at this time is passing through a critical period where it 
needs the most careful, conservative guidance, and unless a 
change of conditions is brought about in the present average 
union methods, the end of unionism is not far off. The con- 
servatives in the unions must make up their minds to control 
union affairs for their own protection, and for the protection of 
their families. 

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Professor Storms, ex-State Mineralogist, says he paid Gov- 
ernor Johnson in full for his appointment, when he kept his 
agreement with the Governor to give a job in his office to one 
of the Governor's lady friends. Storms insists that the agree- 
ment between him and the Governor was that the woman should 
have the position, but there was no agreement that she should 
be kept in office, regardless of her capacity or ability to fulfill 
her duties. Storms says he never saw the woman before he 
made the agreement to employ her, but that she came to him 
from the Governor, the price fixed for her wages was by 
Governor Johnson at $125 per month as a typist. Storms says 
that she was not only not a typist, but she could not even spell 
ordinary words, and instead of being worth $125 she was really 
not worth $25 per month. As a consequence she was dis- 
charged on the ground of incapacity and inefficiency : whereat 
Governor Johnson explodes, and accuses the professor of in- 
gratitude, etc. There is no question raised as to the fitness 
of Professor Storms for the position of State Mineralogist, for 
Johnson wrote him that California was fortunate in having so 
able a man for the position. Nevertheless Storms was fired, 
and the lesson will be to his successor not to inquire wherein 
the next woman who comes to him from Johnson gets her pull, 
or what is her ability or fitness. He must give her the job, ask 
no questions as to her past, and pay the salary dictated to him. 

It would seem to be the correct thing to take one's fiance 
on shopping expeditions while selecting choice bits of lace 
and finery for the trousseau. 

Twenty years ago the mere mention of "lingerie" before the 
intended husband of a bride, would have brought the blush of 
shame to her pretty cheek. But now-a-days, the husband-elect 
and bride-to-be march boldly from one shop to another, making 
the various selections, he being consulted and his suggestions 
accepted without the least embarrassment or hesitancy. 

A prominent young couple, whose wedding is in the near 
future, may be seen selecting here and there, going from one 
fashionable shop to another, purchasing evening gowns and 
all sorts of things — oh, yes, even pink silk pajamas, several 
suits the dainty Miss purchased, and "little Willie" stood nobly 



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by, passing comments upon her good taste. Woe is me! The 
day of imagination is past and gone. This gift of the wise gods 
is not needed in the present day — there is nothing left for it 
to do. 

Never in the history of America has any more interest been 
displayed than in the marriage of Miss Helen Miller Gould and 
Mr. Finley J. Shepherd. 

Mrs. Shepherd, who was the daughter of the late Jay Gould, 
has been revered the world over for her philanthropic work, 
and sailors, soldiers, little cripples, railroad employees, school 
children and thousands of old men and women are among those 
to whom she has given abundantly of her great wealth. 

They, in return, have given in the fullness of their heart little 
offerings of love and gratitude as wedding gifts, which she will 
cherish more perhaps than rich presents of silver and gold. 

Her wedding was characterized by extreme simplicity, and 
surrounded by her nearest relatives and all of her employees, 
she gave her hand and heart to one of Nature's noblemen, a 
kindly, self-made American gentleman. 

Mrs. Shepherd has always been most unaffected and simple 
in her tastes from the days of her childhood, when at school 
she wore the plainest, the least showy of frocks, and wore her 
hair brushed smoothly back from her fine, strong forehead. 

American sailors and soldiers all over the hemisphere 
showered their congratulations on "the greatest American 
woman in the army or navy." 

This union of brains and wealth has pleased the great Ameri- 
can people, and nothing but kind platitudes have been showered 
on this foremost American woman. 
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The Panama-Pacific Exposition is attracting the attention of 
the entire world. The body of men who compose the direc- 
torate combine every element necessary for the culmination of 
such a vast project. The success of the Fair is a personal mat- 
ter with each and every member, and any business pertaining 
to it takes precedence over their private affairs. 

The one great man who is in a measure responsible for this 
Twentieth Century marvel is Dr. Frederick E. V. Skiff, who is 
the world's greatest expert in world's fair productions. 

Dr. Skiff's early life was spent in journalism, he being asso- 
ciated with Eugene Field in the editorial departments of the 
Denver Republican. 

A trifling anecdote will reveal the greatness of the man : 
Away back in the eighties, when Cheyenne boasted of a popula- 
tion of five hundred, the principal publication of the town was 
owned by the bank president, who owned everything, and as 
Will Cressy would say: "What he isn't, there ain't." 

A young man was manager, editor, reporter and all-around 
man. The railway depot was the principal news center, and 
the arrival of a train the one big event in the day. 

One day a gentleman alighted from the Union Pacific train, 
and the young journalist scented a story, possibly in the wavy- 
haired new-comer. 

Addressing him in a reportorial way, he inquired his business 
and so forth, and was told : "Why, I came from Denver to take 
charge of the Cheyenne Leader." This was the first intimation 
the reporter had that he was to be discharged. 

In a spirit of confidence, and attracted by the sense of fair- 
ness that radiated from the new man, he told of a trivial mis- 
understanding he had had with the owner of the publication. 
"Stay where you are," said he. "I'll never take your job from 
you." A train whistle was heard; the man boarded the train 
and returned to Denver without even seeing the owner of the 
paper who had sent for him. He was Dr. Frederick E. V. Skiff. 
Director in Chief of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. 



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ning time to New Orleans. 

Observation-Clubroom Car with Ladies' Parlor 
and Library. Compartment Car. Two Stand- 
ard Drawing-room Sleeping Cars, providing 
Three-Room Suites if desired. Dining Car Ser- 
vice unexcelled. 

The route through the South is most interesting 
and delightful, and particularly enjoyable at this 
season. 

Close Connection at New Orleans with fast trains 
to Eastern cities; also with Southern Pacific's 
commodious Atlantic steamers sailing to New 
York on Saturdays and Wednesdays. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1913. 




The situation in the Near East is 
Situation in critical to the breaking point. The 

The Near East. Powers and the peace plenipoten- 

tiaries are all at sea. The Turks 
have executed another splendid diplomatic coup, and forced 
another delay. The assassination of Nazim Pasha, probably 
not part of the original intrigue, served the purpose of the 
Young Turks, who are now in undisputed control of the official 
well-being of political and religious Islam. It is pretty evident 
that the revolution was instigated by the Sultan himself to rid 
his administration of the cabinet, and make way for a national 
policy more in harmony with the war spirit of the people. 
Under the circumstances, the Sultan would naturally turn to the 
Young Turks to execute his plans, at the same time secure the 
desired delay and kindle anew the fires of national hatred of the 
allied Balkan States, and force the Powers into new inter- 
national tangles. The Young Turk party is now in the saddle, 
and the Sultan is its willing tool. He knows how the Young 
Turks pushed his brother off the throne into exile, and took 
himself out of prison and crowned him. And now for the sec- 
ond time he becomes the willing tool of the Young Turks, and 
the word comes from the new order of things in the Turkish 
capital that the empire never was in better condition or better 
prepared to defend the nation on battlefields. All the intrigues 
and diplomatic plays of Turkey since the peace plenipoten- 
tiaries arrived in London have been to secure delay until the 
"Old Turks" could be shelved to make way for the Young 
Turks. The Powers now know how adroitly and successfully 
the game was played. And what is most alarming is the fact 
that the people of the Ottoman Empire were never more aroused 
to the importance of rallying to the defense of the integrity of 
their nation and their religion. Meanwhile, the Ambassadorial 
conclave and the peace delegates have nothing to do but wait 
the pleasure of Turkey until she is ready to make another move. 
The popular cry all over Turkey is: "Long live the Young 
Turk party — No surrender of Adrianople or any sacred places 
or temples!" If it be true, as the Young Turks assert, that the 
nation was never before so well prepared to defend its integ- 
rity and religion, the war is not over. Only Greece and Mon- 
tenegro, of the Allies, are as "good as new." The ranks of the 
Servian and Bulgarian armies are in a state of weakness. Their 
ranks have been greatly depleted, and if Turkey is as ready to 
resume hostilities as the Young Turks claim, the Powers are 
likely to come to their rescue from the fanatical onslaughts of 
Islam. 

The real riddle of the Near East is : "What of Russia?" True, 
Russia is pledged to cooperate with England and France ac- 
cording to the provisions of the triple entente, but history does 
not justify much reliance on Russia's agreements. Russia has 
never had a well defined national policy. Ever since, centuries 
ago, when the Romanoff family seized the throne, the national 
policy of Russia has been that of the opportunist, guided in 
all international affairs by brutal aggrandizement. Always 
Russia is armed and equipped to take advantage of any oppor- 
tunity to gain something. The government is thoroughly 
bureaucratic, which is more clearly defined by the word "op- 
portunist." When a satisfying opportunity presents itself in 
the Near East, Russia will be there to assert her God-given 
right to select and take whatever most appeals to her greedy 
appetite. The rights of other peoples, much less the property 
of others, are never permitted to interfere with the ancient 
Romanoff bureaucratic spirit of expansion, nor has ever defeat 
in battle modified in the least the Russian national code of 
ethics. The government accepts defeat, and immediately be- 
gins to look about for a better opportunity to acquire that 
which belongs to others. It is characteristic of Russia to hover 
about the troubled waters of international complications to 
catch and drag ashore any stray flotsam and jetsam that may 
be seen by the eye of opportunity. That places the action of 
Russia in the Near East troubles in the realm of a complex 
riddle. But the young Turks themselves are equally suspicious 
of St. Petersburg. 



Russia has succeeded in persuading Outer Mongolia to 

again declare its independence of China and remove the blue 
stripe from China's national flag, as it stands for Mongolia as 
a Chinese province. 

Roman news service gives it out that Italy will 

vehemently oppose awarding any of the Egean islands to 
Greece, but Greece is in no mood to be bluffed out of any of 
the spoils of victory. 

The Czar has sent a present of a shipload of corn and 

wheat to the Montenegrins, and will send soldiers if they shall 
be needed against the Turks. 

The anarchist propaganda in Paris is showing so much 

activity that the government proposes to put its heavy hand 
down upon the leaders. 

The syndicate of European bankers has agreed to ad- 
vance China about $125,000,000 at a comparatively low rate 
of interest. 

The little republic of Portugal finds little else but trou- 
ble, but the spirit of the people is greater than national ob- 
stacles. 

Russia will liberally subsidize a new Black Sea steam- 
ship line to engage largely in exporting cane and beet sugar. 

France is establishing naval aviation depots. There 

will be several of them constructed by the navy department. 

The introduction of beet sugar growing in England has 

created a new and large demand for farm labor. 

The Greek premier says modern Greece will be a greater 

country in every way than ancient Greece was. 

The Canadian Parliament is working on a measure to 

provide loans for farmers and stock raisers. 

Moving picture films have been put under police control 

and are to be rigidly censored in Sydney. 

The Young Turks are likely to reopen hostilities while 

the Powers are talking about peace. 

Statistics of the world's wheat and corn crops for 1912 

show a large increase over 1911. 



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"The Dawn of a To-Morroiv" at the Alcazar. 

The program calls Mrs. Burnett's play "a play of cheer- 
fulness." It is more than this. It is a play of hope and faith, 
with the clarion note of optimism ringing through it. This is 
the third or fourth time I have seen the play, and Monday 
evening I found myself as deeply engrossed as when I wit- 
nessed Gertrude Elliott and her company show us the play for 
the first time several years ago. A play of this kind is better 
than a sermon, as it brings home to you real truths, which are 
living figures who suffer and live out their lives before you. 
Theatrical figures they may be, in an artificial world of paint 
and canvas, but they typify human beings who live and eke 
out their existence wherever civilization holds forth. The 
ragged figure of Glad swings through the play, pointing to the 
dawn of the morrow with new hope, and with the thought that 
things are never so bad but that they could be worse, and 
preaching the old and ever new gospel of the Supreme Being 
who adjusts all things in His own way, and the final destiny of 
things. Mrs. Burnett made her play a play of contrasts. She 
brings vividly to view the extremes of life. And it is this 
contrast which gives the play the high lights, or the lights and 
shades, which more accurately set forth the hideous leper of 
vice as well as the better side of mankind. She has, more- 
over, woven a story which is deeply interesting and in places 
highly exciting. She has evolved and constructed several 
climaxes which are worthy of a master dramatist. In short, 
she has written a fine play, which should be seen by every 
man and woman of sense and intelligence, as it carries a mes- 
sage for all of them. 

No wonder the play is popular and is always in demand. If 
we could only have more plays of this kind, the stage would 
then fulfill a mission which by right belongs to it. Miss 
Vaughan and Mr. Lytell have both appeared in the play a 
number of times, and their characterizations are finished per- 
formances. Miss Vaughan's performance in many ways is re- 
markable. She infuses positive inspiration in her work, which 
lifts many of her scenes to a plane of wonderful acting. On 





Maude II olford, who will appear this Sunday matinee at 
Orphtum. 



(ft. 



una White, who will appear at the Columbia Theatre 
Sunday night, February 2d. 

her slender shoulders she carries some of the big scenes with 
a fervor which is almost overpowering. I dare say Miss 
Vaughan loves the character of Glad. She seems to literally 
live the part, and plays it with every ounce of energy and 
vitality which she can summon. She breathes sympathy with 
every word she speaks to her friends in Apple Blossom Court. 
She moves among them an angel of hope and a believer in the 
faith that the morrow will bring the ever-looked-for silver 
lining to the cloud of gloom which hangs thicker than the pea 
soup fog over the misnamed court where so much of the action 
of the play takes place. Miss Vaughan's Glad is truly a classic 
— one of the really great characterizations which she has done 
luring her long service on the Alcazar stage. 

Mr. Lytell's Dandy should not be overlooked. ' I desire to re- 
peat a statement again to the effect that Mr. Lytell has broad- 
ened considerably in his work. There is a world of feeling in 
his Dandy which I never observed before. His brief scenes 
with his clever wife are positively big. Lytell is an improved 
actor in every sense of the word. More than a passing word 
of praise is due to Mr. Bennison for his masterly performance 
of Sir Oliver. It is fine work all through, especially his first 
act. And in this same first act Roy Clements does a "bit" 
as Doctor Heath which is really a remarkable character etch- 
ing, and shows what can be done with a small role in the hands 
of a real artist. Richard Mansfield, in his greatest days, could 



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February 1, 1913. 



do nothing finer than the "bit" which Clements does in the 
first act. Chatterton has another villain to enact, which he 
does in a characteristic way which is almost becoming second 
nature with him. He is acquiring a finish to his work which 
shows that he is a student and an observer. Lee Millar does 
two small roles very well, and Charles Ruggles and Burt 
Wesner are both excellent in limited roles. Al. Watson de- 
serves special mention as Barney, and Roy Neill is fine in an- 
other small part. Carl Stockdale, as the old butler, is splendid. 
Rhea Mitchell gives added evidence of her ability by a truly 
fine performance of a hard though limited role. Anna Mc- 
Naughton was more than good as Bet, a character affording 
opportunities for some good acting. Irene Outtrim was also 
good in a brief scene. A number of other small roles were in 
uniformly capable hands. 

All the scenes were effectively set forth, the first act depict- 
ing a London fog, was almost as realistic Monday evening as 
the fog outside. All in all, it is a most worthy performance, 
and which w!ll no doubt pack the Alcazar to the doors. The 
play should certainly run more than a week. There are thou- 
sands of San Francisco theatre-goers who have never seen 
the play who should be informed of the fact that they are miss- 
ing a wonderful play wonderfully well acted. 

• • • 
David Warfield at the Columbia. 

In "The Return of Peter Grimm," which David Belasco wrote 
for Mr. Warfield, the author has gone to the outermost edge 
of daring in providing something novel for his popular star. 
The matter of spiritualism has been dealt with in other plays, 
but this is the first time to my knowledge where the playwright 
has had the temerity to transgress all the technical precepts of 
playwriting and show the public something which is calculated 
to take our breath away, so bold is the treatment of the whole 
thing. In the program, Mr. Belasco appends a note to the effect 
that he does not advance any theory. What the public may 
think, he leaves to their intelligence, and a play of this kind 
cannot help but arouse diversity of thought. The practical 
minded will say that the supposed spirit which returns from 
the other world is nothing more or less than our good judgment 
and conscience, which is presumed to dictate all our movements 
and which becomes the arbiter of our destinies. Mr. Belasco 
has written a play which becomes fascinating as we watch its 
development. He has furnished novelty, and this is what the 
theatrical public crave. When the play was first produced some 
two years ago it aroused considerable discussion among many 
scientific gentlemen, some proclaiming the whole thing trash, 
and others strong in their belief that Mr. Belasco has advanced 
a theory which has much substance. 

It is only a master mind which could conceive anything as 
clever as this play. Mr. Belasco has paved the way for others, 
who will no doubt follow in his footsteps, but few of them will 
possess the daring and ingenuity which has been shown in this 
play. The first act prepares the audience for what is to come, 
and when Peter dies at the end of this act, we are looking ex- 
pectantly forward to his return in some unexpected manner. 
The second and third acts, which are played in subdued lights, 
with the accompaniment of thunder showers, sets the audience 
on edge, and they look to see mysterious rappings and sighs and 
groans. Nothing of this kind occurs, the spirit returning in very 
practical form, scorning the aid of green lights or anything of 
an eerie nature. But the subtleness of the whole thing is main- 
tained wonderfully well. So cleverly is the whole thing ar- 
ranged that the author manages to keep your interest keyed to 
an intense pitch, and herein lies the success of the play. At all 
events it provides Mr. Warfield with an excellent medium to 
display the wonderful charm of his splendid art. Here there is 
no dialect to assume, no foreign manners to emulate. 

In the first act Warfield sketches a character study which I 
felt I should like to have seen throughout the play, so beauti- 
fully was it all conceived and carried out. As the spirit, War- 
field does not have the opportunity for acting which one could 
wish. He does a good deal of standing around, but when he 
does speak, he grasps his hearers as only Warfield can. The 
combination of Belasco and Warfield is not to be denied. Since 
their artistic partnership they have had a series of successes. 
Belasco gave Warfield the opportunity, and he has risen to his 
opportunity in a wonderful manner, and is now regarded as one 
of the greatest living actors on the English-speaking stage. 



This is indeed a remarkable stride forward, as it seems but 
the other day I saw Warfield doing his comedy Hebrew stunts 
at Weber & Field's Theatre in New York. The best of it is 
that Warfield is but at the beginning of his artistic career. 
What Mr. Belasco's plans are for his big star have not yet been 
made public, but we may be assured they will conform to the 
very highest standards of art. In this city we should be vitally 
interested in the doings of Belasco and Warfield. Both are for- 
mer San Francisco boys, and in this city both had their theatri- 
cal beginnings. 

The company which Warfield brings with him is the original 
organization, for which concession we are duly grateful. The 
cast is not a big one, but every characterization is almost a 
faultless portrayal. I did like immensely well the Doctor Mac- 
Pherson of Joseph Brennan. His was not a stage Scotchman, 
but a flesh and blood man, rational in everything he did. Wal- 
ter Green, also, was fine, and dear old Marie Bates was dear 
and lovable in a characteristic role. Pretty Janet Dunbar is 
still the leading lady, and remains as clever as before. Percy 
Helton was splendid in a boy part which allowed him some un- 
usually fine opportunities for real acting. The one setting was 
as complete as we can expect a David Belasco setting to be. 
It is really a triumph in its way, not one detail being absent to 
make the room look like the real thing in every essential. A 
new box office record will no doubt be established at the 
Columbia during the next two weeks. 

The bookings at this fine theatre for the next few months in- 
clude the very cream of the finest attractions in this country; 
in fact, the strongest list I have ever seen a theatre offer before 
anywhere. 



Music lovers comfortably filled Scottish-Rite Auditorium to 
listen to Mme. Carolina White in the first concert given by that 
talented artist. Her voice is fresh, inspiring, rings out true and 
clear, and is distinctly magnetic. Her program, while not en- 
tirely of the classics, contained the Bird Song from "Pagliacci," 
to which Mme. White responded with the "Irish Love Song" of 
Margaret Ruthven Long. She sang a number of English songs, 
including Campbell-Tilton's "A Spirit Flower," Burt Schend- 
ler's "The Dove," and McFadyn's "Love in the Wind." Her 
encore selection was the Rogers' "At Parting." In the second 
part of the program she sang a selection from "The Jewels of 
the Madonna," Tosti's "L'Ultima Canzone," the De Curtis 




Phyllis Partington and Arthur Albro. who will appear in im- 
portant roles at the Columbia Theatre beginning Monday 
night, February 10th. 



February 1, 1913. 



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"Torna a Sorrento," Leoncavallo's "La Mattinata," and the 

"Spring Song" from Victor Herbert's "Natoma." 

This noted songstress is very beautiful, and she wore a 

charming costume in black and silver. Mme. White, who is 

the daughter of a Boston banker, is well along on the road to 

fame, and is one of the artistic sensations of the Chicago Opera 

Company. Her second concert will be given at the Columbia 

Theatre Sunday evening, and she should fill the theatre. 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 



Alcazar. — George M. Cohan's musical comedy, "The Talk of 
New York," will be given its first presentation in San Fran- 
cisco next Monday night at the Alcazar, with Evelyn Vaughan, 

Bert Lytell, the full strength of the regular company, a num- ^ T 

ber of specially-engaged players, a large and well drilled \JY"Pfl£U7Yl 

chorus and an augmented orchestra interpreting the lines and 

melodies. This production of the prolific Mr. Cohan is a 

sequel of his "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway," which 

scored such a hit during the last Vaughan-Lytell season in the 

O'Farrell-street playhouse, and rehearsals have shown that it 

is even more entertaining than its predecessor. 



credit at the Gaiety Theater, London, is presenting "Gypsy 
Love" at Daly's Theater. The American version is a bit dif- 
ferent from the one George Edwards is presenting in London 
and isthe work of the celebrated American playwright, Harry 
B. Smith. Phyllis Partington, a native daughter, will sing the 
prima donna role, of which she was one of the creators in 
America, and Arthur Albro, the Russian tenor, will also be 
seen in the character created when "Gypsy Love" was first 
offered in this country. An ensemble of 100 and an orchestra 
of 35 will assist in the presentation of "Gypsy Love" at the 
Columbia Theater. 



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Orpheum. — Mrs. Langtry (Lady de Bathe) is proving a great 
success at the Orpheum. For next week which will be the last 
of her engagement, she will present "Mrs. Justice Drake," 
which is described as a fantasy. The action of the sketch is 
laid in 1920 and it is said to afford Mrs. Langtry the best 
vaudeville opportunity she has yet had. 

James H. Cullen, who is now playing his fourteenth con- 
secutive year on the Orpheum Circuit, will be included in the 
new bill. 

George W. Barry and Maude Wolford will present their 
tuneful comedy novelty, "At the Song Booth," in which they 
introduce their own typical, topical, tinkling songs. 

The Hess Sisters will make their first appearance here. 
They are deservedly in the front rank of terpsichorean artists. 
Their programme includes representative dances from various 
nations. 

Ethel May Barker, a youthful violinist, known as the juve- 
nile virtuoso, will be heard in a wide range of selections, and 
for each she has an appropriate costume. 

The Shenk Brothers, athletes, will appear next week at the 
Orpheum. Their feats of skill are remarkable and they may 
safely be classed in the van of such performers. 

Will M. Cressy and Blanche Dayne will present next week 
which will be their third and last, a brand new Cressy playlet 
entitled "The Man Who Remembered," 

Lolo, "The Sioux Indian Mystic," who created a profound 
sensation, will also close her engagement with this bill. 

* * » 

Pantages. — A trio of headline vaudeville stars top the new 
bill opening at Pantages Sunday afternoon. In addition to the 
three big Pantapes features, Walter Montague's virile dramalet 
of San Francisco, "Twenty Minutes in Chinatown," will be 
given its premier presentation. Montague's tragedy is a true 
page from picturesque Chinatown and relates the actual hap- 
penings which occurred in a recent tong war. A beautiful 
Chinese slave girl is at the core of the plot and the situations 
are teeming with thrilling action. Montague has gathered a 
powerful cast to interpret his playlet vhich is expected to 
prove one of the vaudeville gems of the season. 

The Four Burns Sisters offer an excellent vocalizing spe- 
cialty. The girls are good to look upon and play at various 
stringed instruments with a refreshing vim and dash. A hodge 
podge of mirth and nonsense will be presented by Dugan and 
Raymond, billed as "The Messenger Boy and Maid." Josh 
Dale, a rapid fire black face violinist, keeps the audience rock- 
ing with laughter at his eccentric bowing and funny yarns. The 
Six Abdallahs will present one of those whirlwind acrobatic 
pastimes of the Arabian desert. The Spencers will add to the 
bill with a repertoire of high class singing selections. As usual 

the motion pictures will be of an excellent standard. 

• • • 

Columbia. — The Franz Lehar comic opera, "Gypsy Love," 
comes to the Columbia Theatre for two weeks beginning Mon- 
day night. February 10th. with the stamp of success from every 
ity in the States as well as that of London. 

George Edwards, who has many musical victories to his 



.ginning this Sunday afternoon, Matin wry day. 

THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF VAUDEVILLE 
Last Week MRS. LANGTRY (Lady De Bathe) Presenting "Mis 
Justice Drake," A " Fantasy." 

FIRST WEEK— JAMES H. CULLEN; BARRY and WOLFORD: THE HESS 
SISTERS; ETHEL MAY BARKER: SCHENK BRl iS: Last Wi-ek LOLO Tim 
Sioux Indian Mystic: N.'W Dayli^lit, Motion Pictures. Last Week— WILL M 
CRESSY and BLANCHE DAYNE. Presenting for the First Tina- Here Mr 
Cressy's Most Recent Effort, " The Man Who Remembered." 
Evening prices— 10c, 25c, 50c. 75c Box seats. $1. Matinee prices 
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DAVID WAR FIELD 
in rm\i<i Belasco's Thrilling Plaj 

"THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM" 
Last Time Saturday Night Fab. 8th. 
Monday, FEB. 10— Franz Lehar's greatest comic opera "GYPSY LOVE" 

San Francisco Orchestra 

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Massenet, "Eve," i lueted bs run I Steindorff; Lalo, Overture "Le Ro1 d* Ys" 

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The advent of Kitty Cheatham, who gave a folk-lore concert 
for the St. Francis Musical Art Society, has settled the ques- 
tion of who is "just like Kitty Cheatham." 

The smart set that leaps from San Francisco to New York 
and over to London and Paris during the span of a year, did 
not need this concert to introduce Miss Cheatham. It knows 
her by way of New York, London and Paris. Moreover, she 
is related to Major Cheatham, who married one of the Denman 
girls, and the Will Denmans and the Cheathams therefore have 
a proprietary interest in her. But of course they would never 
umpire on a resemblance to their distinguished relative. 

A fashionable woman who can sit down at the piano and do 
the simple, primitive sort of song talk has always to go up 
against the Cheatham measuring stick. Her admirers always 
say that "she is just like Kitty Cheatham, only much more 
clever," and those who have never heard Kitty Cheatham and 
like their music some eons removed from the folk-lore, shrug 
their shoulders and say nothing could be more uninteresting. 

However, now that Miss Cheatham is right here, and has 
done her stunt, the local competitors in her line are crushed to 
earth. She has had the same effect on the drawing room ama- 
teurs that the advent of Bernhardt would have at a dramatic 
school rehearsal. Miss Cheatham has charm, gift, that some- 
thing which bears to art what yeast does to the receptive 
dough. There are a dozen society girls here, who have been 
told that they could go forth any time in the world and find it 
just as nicely upholstered a background for them as it is for 
Kitty Cheatham, but now that they have heard her, most of 
the upholstery has vanished from the promised world. 

Altogether, the advent of Miss Cheatham has been a lesson 
in humility. The young women who do her stunts have recog- 
nized that it isn't just a -social pull which has made her a niche 
in a world so full of artists and almost-artists. Moreover, Miss 
Cheatham has learned what a small niche that is. She frankly 
says that no one out here seems to have ever heard of her save 
a few society people, "whereas, in New York and abroad I can't 
turn around but that every one knows where I am; but here 
in San Francisco the first thing that I am asked is, 'Just what is 
your work ?' " 

That is not a proof of our provinciality, for all great, uni- 
versal art is known and recognized here. Her own art is like 
a perfected miniature, not a great canvas. Moreover, we doubt 
whether Miss Cheatham is quite right in her fashionably frank 
statement that in New York and abroad she can't turn around 
but every one knows where she is. We hazard the opinion that 
right now the striking garment workers in New York do not 
know that she has left the city; in fact, never knew that she 
was in it! In the greatest cities in the world there are natu- 
rally more people who go in for ivories and porcelains and 
enamels and miniatures and all the exquisite bits of art. Per 
population, probably as many people here knew of the work of 
Kitty Cheatham as elsewhere. 

© S © 

We are reminded of the story of Jennie Crocker's amazement 
at finding that a Philadelphia shop-keeper had never heard of 
the name of Crocker. Miss Crocker is a "good sport," and does 
not care a hang about kow-towing. But she is used to being 
stared at in California, and through much newspapereity as 
"the great heiress of the West," she is pretty well known in the 
East. Therefore, when a Philadelphia florist refused to charge 
some orchids, and frankly said that he had never heard of the 
Crockers, she wanted to fall on his neck and embrace him. or 
endow him for giving her a new sensation. 

During the Fair will contest, Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs, and 
Virginia Fair, now Mrs. Vanderbilt, had their pictures in the 
papers so constantly that it was difficult to imagine any one not 
recognizing them. "Birdie" Fair found herself without money 
one day, and with her maid stepped into a drug store near the 
court and asked the proprietor to let her have $5 for an hour 
or so. "Who are you?" asked the man, and when she told him 



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he scouted the idea, and informed her that he had "cut his eye- 
teeth and couldn't be worked in that fashion." So she had to 
walk back to the court and get it from one of the many lawyers 
who scrambled to supply her. 

Those who get their mental exhilaration and spiritual uplift 
in some other way than by the kow-towing of the staring multi- 
tude can never know the anguish of soul experienced by local 
celebrities who like that sort of thing and fail to get it abroad. 
It is stated with unimpeachable authority that the reason a 
wealthy widow returned to San Francisco last year after a trial 
at residence in New York was because "none of the floor-walk- 
ers in the New York shops knew her by name," and the captains 
in the cafes failed to accord her the deferential and personal 
attention she received here. 

Not long ago a woman whose husband made a great fortune 
in the oil fields went into one of our shops and charged several 
thousand dollars' worth of goods. At the office, when opening 
her account, she said to the credit man : "I'm the rich Mrs. So- 
and-So. You know our name is pretty common, but I think I'm 
the only rich one." Dozens of times she has been overheard 
telling some startled clerk to charge an article to "the rich Mrs. 
So-and-So." This would seem to be the simplest and worthi- 
est way of commanding that attention so dearly desired by 
some people. It does not follow oblique lines, but makes a 
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Mrs. Walter Dillingham is being entertained by the polo set 
down Burlingame way, and her great beauty and charm have 
endeared her to those who felt a little "peeved" when a Chicago 
beauty carried off an eligible that had always been counted on 
as one of California's assets. To be sure there was a time 
when he was said to be doing his best to cash in that claim but 
Fate and family ruled otherwise and having tried out Califor- 
nia once, small wonder the young man felt free to succumb to 
the- Illinois beauty. The Dillinghams spend most of the year 
in Hawaii where the family owns large holdings and enjoys 
great popularity. Dillingham has been putting in most of his 
time here on the polo field and a number of match games are 
planned before his departure. On Tuesday Mrs. Dillingham 
was awarded the honor of choosing the teams for the match in 
compliment to her and after the exciting contest tea was served 
at the club house. 

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Miss Harriet Pomeroy entertained at a bridge shower on 
Tuesday for Mrs. Millen Griffith. The shower brought forth 
all sorts of dainty hand-made things that symbolize that the 
stork is the blue bird after all. Miss Ethel McAllister has 
cards out for a bridge party, in fact the younger set seems to 
be as keen on bridge this year as the older. 
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Mrs. Herman Oelrichs refused to be cajoled into an ex- 
tended visit here. She permitted the Rudolph Spreckels to 
give a dinner-theatre party for her and Mrs. Will Tevis and 
Mrs. Eleanor Martin captured her for dinner but no one was 
allowed to do any formal entertaining for her. At the theatre 
she took but a languid interest in the play, seeming to enjoy 
some form of introspection for certainly the audience did not 
attract her, the lorgnetting of those who recognized her not 
exciting a flicker of interest in return. 

Mrs. Oelrichs looks young and handsome for her years but 
one can hardly call her a woman vibrant with joy and anima- 
tion. Her voice is colorless, but that may be in rebuke to the 
strident, colorful voices of the ladies who claim first name ac- 
quaintance with her and "Tessie this," and "Tessie that" at 
the top of their registers that all may hear. 

Mrs. Oelrichs is evidently not in the nervous condition of a 
previous visit when she set the style by removing her long 
glove in public. Off came all the other white 18 button lengths 
in the theatre. The next night Mrs. Oelrichs appeared with 
her arms swathed in white kid, and a young thing with full 
grown temerity said, "Oh, have the styles changed over night?" 

"No," responded Mrs. Oelrichs, "I just take off my gloves 
when I have an irresistible temptation to bite my nails! But 
I'm feeling less nervous tonight and I can keep them on!" 

The wonder of it is that society did not take to biting its 
nails. Instead, it just felt a little bit chagrined over discarding 
its gloves under the false impression that it was the correct 
thing to do. 

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A baby party is the entertainment planned for one hundred 
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Perry for the evening of 
February 8th. Their handsome new home in Claremont will 
be appropriately decorated for the occasion. It is a long time 
since the smart set of Oakland has had an opportunity to lay- 
aside all dignity and enjoy an affair of this sort. The guests 
have been requested to wear the costumes of children under 
thirteen years of age. An elaborate supper and a dance will 
supply the entertainment for the evening. 

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All amusement roads lead to the Orpheum for the present at 
least, where besides standing room for the week is at a prem- 
ium a long line extending around on Stockton St. are awaiting 
a chance at the ticket window for the next week's production, 
when they will hear the incomparable Mme. Sara Bernhardt. 

Aside from the histrionic value of the playlet which Lady 
de Bathe uses as her vehicle, the women patrons are inter- 
ested in trying to discover the aids to beauty which Mrs. 
Landry is famed for using. The Century Encyclopedia tells us 
Lily Langtry — afterwards Lady de Bathe — was born at St. 
Helier's, Jersey, in 1852. So for a girl of sixty-one she is won- 
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ly on cheek and brow. 

Her skin is as soft and velvety as the down on the peach, 
her bronze tinted hair is slightly waved and coiled loosely on 



the nape of her white neck and her svelte figure is as supple as 
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ENGAGEMENTS. 

CRONAN-O'HARA.—The engagement of Miss Mary Gladys Cronan and 
Lieutenant Edwin Joseph O'Hara of the Tenth Coast Artillery is an- 
nounced. Miss Cronan is a daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cronan of 
this city. Lieutenant O'Hara is a sun of Colonel James O'Hara, re- 
tired, of Berkeley. 

UBAN-HUSSEY. — Mrs. Flora Dean Magee announces the engagement 
of her sister. Miss Ethel Dean, to Mr, Frederick Hnssey, of New York 
and Pittsburgh, The marriage will not take place until after Easter. 

i in !KS-SANFi i ;i '.—The engagement of Miss Florence Hicks, now at 
Carmel. and Professor T. F. S'anford, professor Of English history at 
the University of California, Is announced. 

SEELEY-BUNDSCHU.— The engagemenl ol Miss Ruth Seelej and Mr. 
Rudolph R. Bundschu is announced. Miss Seeley is a daughter of 
Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Seeley of Oakland, and Mr. Bundschu is a son 
of the late Chas. Bundschu. Both are members of the University As- 
sembly dance and of other social organizations. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
BULLARD-TI IWNE.- Miss Marie Bollard and James Town.- will be 

married the second week in April. The details of the wedding have 
not been decided upon, bul there will be several attendants. 
SMALL -PIERCE.— The marriage of Miss Barbara Small and Lieutenant 
Junius Pierce of the Coast Artlllen Corps will be celebrated Feb- 
ruary 18th at the post chapel In the Presidio i reception will fol- 
low at the home of the bride's father in Broadwa 

WEDDINGS. 

CRERAR-GALLAGHER.— The marriage of Miss Violel Crerar and Mr. 
Herbert Gallagher of this city took place Wednesday at the home of 
the bride In Hamilton, Canada, following which there was a recep 
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher will 90ms here to reside, 

LUNCHES. 

» IGLBURN. — Miss Maye Col burn has issued Invitations to a luncheon 

and bridge party which she will give in the Francisca Club on Tues- 
day afternoon, February 6th. 
DTJNNE. — Mrs. Peter Dunne was hostess at a luncheon and bridge party 

recently at her handsome home on Clay street. 
LAINE. — Miss Otllla Laine will be hostess at a luncheon on Monday. 
LEONARD.— Miss Gladys Leonard entertained a group of her young 

friends at a luncheon one afternoon last week at her home. 
McM i' l,l, IX— Miss Eliza McMullin. who leaves next week for Europe, 

where she will join friends and go to Cairo for the season, gave a 

farewell luncheon at the Fairmont on Wednesday for sixteen guests. 
MENDELL. — Mrs. George H. Mc-ndell, Jr., was hostess at a luncheon at 

her home on Thursday. 
NICKEL. — Mrs. J. Leroy Nickel gave a luncheon recently in honor of 

Mrs. E. A. Hartman of New York, sister of Mrs. Carter P. Pomeroy. 
PILLSBURT. — Miss Violet Pilishury entertained a few of her young 

friends at a pretty luncheon at her new home, Washington and 

Spruce streets on Tuesday. 
SUTTON. — A number of the debutantes were present at the luncheon 

given by Miss Barbara Sutton recently at her home on Clay street. 

It was a very delightful affair and was chaperoned by Mrs. A. M. 

Sutton. 
WALKER.— Mrs. Talbot Walker gave a prettj luncheon at the Francisca 

Club recently, with Miss Louise Janln as guest Ol honor. 
wayman. — Mrs. Sydney ("Ionian was the honored guesl .'i a luncheon 

given by .Mrs, William Wayman at the Fairmont on Friday. 
WELLER. — Miss Ann:! Weller entertained about thirty of her friends at 

a luncheon at the Fairmont on Wednesday. 
WHITLEY. — Mrs. Henry Whitley was hostess ai a luncheon Wed 

at the St. Francis for ten friends, Later she accompanied Itei guests 

to the matinee, 

TEAS. 
BAKER. — Miss Dorothy Baker entertained a number of her friends re- 
cently at a cozy little tea in honor of h< n law, Mrs. Leavltt 
Baker. 

COWDIN.— Mrs. John Cheevei Cowdln was hostess at a small tea which 

she gave in her apartments In Pacific avenue "Wednesday afternoon. 

HARRISON. — Lieutenant Ralph 1 '. Harrisun entertained .1 party Of young 

debutantes at tea In ids quarters at Fori Scot! recently. The party 

was chaperoned by Mrs. Harrison. 

HOWITT. — In honor of two brides-elect Miss. Etatherlne Hooper, the 
fiancee of Joseph Hutchinson, and Miss Gladys Jones, who ha 

centlj ai need her engagement to Kenneth Weaver, Miss Beatrice 

l iowltt entertained at a tea In the home of her father, Dr. H. O. 
HEowitt,, In San Rafael, on Thursday, 

HUNT. — Mrs. Charles Hunt was hostess at a handsomely appointed tea 
Saturday afternoon at her home on Clay street. 

MANN.— Miss Arabella Morrow was the guest of honor at a large tea 
Wednesday given by Mrs. Harry Rice Mann, who Is the mother of 
Miss Morrow's fiance, Harold Mann. The Sorosis Club, where the 
reception took place, was elaborately decorated for the occasion. 

MORROW.— Miss Arabella Morrow was hostess at a tea at her home at 
the Keystone recently, with Miss Ruch Slack as the guest of honor. 



OTIS.— Miss Dorothy Page, whose engagement to Charles Buckingham 
has been announced, was the honored guest at a tea given recently 
by the Misses Cora and Frederika Otis at their home on Pacific 
avenue. The affair was delightfully informal, and was enjoyed 03 
about fifty of the younger set of girls. 

WILSON. — Mrs. Erminle Wilson and Mrs. Lefflngwell gave a tea T 
at the Victoria Hotel, where they are spending the winter. 1 hi 
of honor was Mrs. Fin-Lund, who is here from St. Thomas Island. 

DINNERS. 
DEERING. — Mr, and Mrs. Frank P. Deerlng entertained at a very pretty 
dinner recently for Miss Harriet lomeroy. 

rREi do ricks. -Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Fredericks gave a dlnnei 1 

their handsome home in Presidio Terraci 
HAAS.— Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Haas entertained at an elaborate dinner on 

Thursday evening In honor of Mr. Charles Haas and Miss 1- 

Stern, whose engagement was reo iced. 

HADLEY. — Mr. Henry Had ley, leader of the Symphony Orchestra, was 

host at a dinner party at the Si I 

guests later to the Columbia to see "The Return of Peter Grimm." 
KEYES, — Mrs. Alexander Keyes will b< hOSteSE ai a dinner on tie 

ing of February 4th, accompanying her guests to the Mard 

8 Mei wards. 
MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin gave a dlnnei at her 

home on B ha iter took her guests to the Orpheum, 

NIPPERT. — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ntppert were hosts ai dlnnei Saturday 

evening at their home on Stelner street, entertaining a dozen - 
PARRISH. — Ellis Parrlsh, who leaves for the Orienl In a few 

the guest of honor at a farewell dinner given by the members i< 

Family Club at their attract! 
PAYNE.— Miss Marie Payne wll b< - ary 4th, 

preceding the Mardl Gras ball, all of the party atten 1 

val Ball at the Palace later on. 
POPE. — Mr. and Mrs. George v Popi a dinner 

party before the Mardi Gras ball. 
RUCKER.— Miss Edith Rucker entert htful dinner 

at her home on Gough street on Wednesday ev< 
SLACK.— Judge and Mrs. Charles Slack gavi t dlnnei recentl . Ii ak- 

ing their guests to hear Mme. Sembrich in the Colonial ballroom of the 

St. Francis. 

TAYLOR. — Mr. and Mrs. George To were hosts at dinner 

at the Bellevue recentl rlends a 

farewell honor to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Byron Webster, who leave on 

a two-year" cruise in February. 

WELCH.— Mr. and Mrs, Andrew Welch entertained ai at the 

Fairmont Friday nighl e the Bachelors and Benedicts' ball. 

The affair, which was very elabon 
Margarel Cases and Miss Phyllis a 

CARDS. 

AITKEN. — Mrs. John R. Altken has Issued cards ■ brldg< tea at her 

home for the afternoon of February 3d, with Mrs. Wendell P. iiarn- 

mon as guest of honor. 
BOYER. — Mrs. Gusm Boyoi of 1 ■■ 

parties which she has beei L9th a1 

her home on Pacific avenue. 
DIXON. — Mrs. John Dixon and Mrs. i will unite in 

giving a imi.i.-i tea at the Bel m Hoi ' ■ ! ' talnlng 

about sixty of their friends. 
I »ORN. — Mrs. Frederick A. Dorn 

afternoon in her home in Van Ness avenu< 
ADAMS.— A card party In honor of Miss \i of Mr. 

Arnold Weber, was given by Miss Camllle Adams at her 1 

■1 legraph avenui Oak! tnd recently. \ numl 

bi Ide-elect had been hidden to the affair, and six tab! 

wi re set for the diversion of thi 
1 l\tt< tN. — Mrs. George rlatton wae ■ handi bridge 

the Fairmont recently, having about sixty guests. 
1 1* >LBR1 h >K.- Mrfi Chat les 1 1 1 Folbrook, Ji , 

party oh Tuesday In honor of Mrs. Funlcane ■■ ho Is 

here on a visit to her parents. 
JORDAN.— Mrs. W. H. Joi om- of the largest brldg 1 

the season Wednesday at her home on Pacific enu '■■■ ' 101 

hundred friends were entertained. 

a i a TSi tN.— Mrs. wiiiiam Mate 1 bridge pai l at her 

home on Jackson street that was enjoyed b; about thlrty-flve frl 
McAllister.— Miss Ethel McAllister has Issued Invitation 

tea which she will give at her home In Jaw kson strei 1 f ebru; 
NORTHRON. — Mrs. James Ndrtl 

the week, having al 1 forty -nests, 

w 1:1.1: anks. -Mrs. Webster Welbanks, of 1142 Masonic avenue 

give a hi Idge tea to-day, enti rtaln rlend£ 

MUSICALES. 

MERRITT. — In honor of Mrs. Alexander Morrison, who has 
turned from Europe, Mrs. J, E. Men it t entei 
muslcale afternoon at her home In Presidio Terra 
the guests being members of the Brov with which both 

Mrs. Morrison and Mrs. Merrill li:nv h> , . <n\s. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

TEVIS. — Dr. Harry Tevls 6 a week-end party al his hon 

Los Gatos the past week. 






February 1, 1913. 



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THEATRE PARTIES. 

QABLING.— Mrs. John A. Darling entertained al a box partj at t 

pheura Tuesday evening. 

HOTAL1NG.— Miss Jane Hotaling was hostess at a theatre party in honor 
of Miss Margaret Casey on Monday, having a number of the debu- 
tantes and the., friends. Mrs. Sterne chaperoned the young people 

MATSON.-Miss Lurllne Matson gave a theatre party Monday evening at 
the Columbia. The affair was given as a compliment to Miss 
Phyllis de Young. 

VAN VORST.— Monday evening. Miss Lilian Van Vorst gave a theatre 
party for a group of the debutantes and their escorts. 

DINNER DANCES. 
HILL.— At the dinner dance on board the cruiser Maryland on Saturday 

night. Ensign Harry Hill was the host. 
KUGELER.— Dr. and Mrs. Henry Kugeler gave a dinner Saturday night 

for about a score of their friends, and later on about sixty more came 

to dance. 
MEE.— Mr. Hubert Mee gave a dinner dance at the home of Mrs Mar- 
garet Mee, in San Rafael, recently, the belles and beaux of the Marin 

County set and their friends being their guests. 
MAUD.— In compliment to her son. Clinton La Montagne, Mrs. Charles E 

Maud entertained at a dinner dance Friday evening. The affair was 

held in the Hotel Stewart. 

DANCES. 

BRIGHAM.— Miss Kate Brigham was hostess at a small dance Tuesday 
night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Charles Brigham, in Vallejo 
street. About fifty couples attended. 

DE YOUNG.— In compliment to their debutante daughter, Miss Phyllis de 
Young, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young entertained at a cotillion in 
their home in California street Wednesday evening. About forty-six 
couples, members of the younger set, were bidden to the affair 

HAMILTON.— The residence of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Spreckels in Pacific 
avenue was the scene of a splendid gathering recently, when Mr and 
Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, the latter a daughter of Mr. and Mrs 
Spreckels, entertained at a ball in honor of their cousin. Miss Grace 
Gibson, one of the season's debutantes. 

HERZSTEIN.-Dr. Morris Herzstein will be host at a dance for the mem- 
bers of the younger sot at the St. Francis on February 15th 

LANGE.— Mr. and Mrs. William Lange gave a jolly dance recently It 
took place at their new home on Washington street, and about fifty 
friends were present. 

WALTER. -Mrs. I. N. Walter was hostess at a fancy dress dance at the 
Hotel St. Francis Saturday evening, the ball being in honor of her 
debutante daughter, Miss Marian Walter. 

CLUB NOTES. 

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE ALUMNAE.-The California In 
of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae met Saturday morning at 

Bellevue Hotel. The regular gramme was preceded by a mi 

of the board of directors In the morning and luncheon at 12:30 o'i 
Among the afternoon's speakers were Miss Jessie Bell. Miss Elizabeth 
Ash... Miss Rachel Wolfsohn, .Mrs Helen Sw.it Art i tavla 

Briggs Sweltzer, Miss Florence Forbes and Miss Qi 

alumni SOCIETY OF GIRLS' high SC i. The Alumni Society of 

the Girls' High School will hold a in ni, reception In the I'alace 

Hotel Saturday afternoon from ! to io< i \ musical and literary 

program will be given. 

CALIFORNIA CLUB.— A large attendance was on hand Tuesday aftcr- 

"""" : " ll "' regulai weeklj i ting o« the California Club, which was 

SGhe " the club calendar as the social day of the month. The 

l ' , ' : "" r "" afternoon's pros .,„ B of Tchekhofs 

"The Cherrj I irchard," bj Mrs. Ms id 

OLION1 w CL1 B T mbers of the i ,„ mg 

the studj of Freni h hlstorj I of their enjoyable ... 

Tuesdaj after] thi i lubroc ,„ u . r . 

esting paper on Rl. hi lieu was read by Mrs v. 
oclal hour was enjoyed by those present 

VITTORi 1 COLONNA CL1 B „ f tn0 Vll 

Colonne Club took plai e Satui Hotel. 

RECEPTIONS. 
ALEXANDER Mr. an,i Mrs Philip Warren Alexandei have Issued 
tor .i rai eptlon In honoi ol Mr Andrew c 

neral, and Mrs Rose for the afternoon of February »th, from 
ai their home In 

K " l: ' ' '"■ | invitations to a I 

'■<"• h "'" sing at th- 

in Clay street The hours ol I 

o'clock. 

HAVENS Mr 

and .Mis Fi ink Havens In honor ol Mi and m,s a m will 

attract m people from this 

it" 1 " !> Dupuj Hodgen and ,,„. 

tertalned ovei I thi h n k ads 

days ago. 
HUETER.- Mrs Ernest L Hueter wll t . on on Feb. 

.. Mrs. He. n, an \ | 
LANGTRY. Lily Langtn « „ recently 

by the members of thi - 
WHEELER. Ml and M 

■" » largi red of their 

friends calling at 

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San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1913. 




INANCIAL 




An event in the history of Contra 
Contra Costa County Costa County and of the Mount 
Realty Values. Diablo country in particular, oc- 

curred last week when the lights in 
the intercounty tunnel were turned on for the first time. Be- 
cause of the former franchise granted the Oakland-Antioch 
Railroad by Alameda County, it was imperative that that com- 
pany furnish lights for the Alameda section of the road. They 
not only did this, but installed the Contra Costa half, and are 
donating the dues for it from the taxpayers of that county. 

The direct benefit of the new lights will be felt mostly by the 
residents of the Mount Diablo country; however, the thousands 
of autoists who tour over the tunnel road will truly appreciate 
the innovation. In former days the drive through this tunnel 
has ever failed to impress one with pleasant remembrances.^ 

Another evidence of the necessity of lighted tunnels for in- 
gress and egress, and rapid rail transportation, is shown by the 
1912 report of Assessor George 0. Meese. In the point of new 
subdivisions from March 1st to the end of the year, fifty-four 
tracts were laid out in Contra Costa County. The majority 
were in the vicinity of Richmond, and in the Mount Diablo 
country, where the Burgess Company is operating. 

Of the total number of tracts, the R. N. Burgess Company 
opened twelve, all of which were ranch subdivisions situated 
in the Mount Diablo country. Practically every one of the 
others were lot tracts in Richmond. The activities of the for- 
mer concern in the country lying beyond the tunnel is resulting 
in the location of many families and a great deal of building. 
It is the sale and development of small farms that give any 
section a substantial growth. 

The bond market broadened during 
the week, and was well sustained, 
transactions of several days going 
over the $100,000 par value. The 
stock department, however, continued narrow, and a bit irregu- 
lar. Oils continued to show softness, but the sugars made re- 
covery, indicating an over-sold condition at the time the cut 
and suspensions were made. Hawaiian Commercial was com- 
paratively active, and easily led in strength, the substantial 
financial and physical condition of the company asserting itself. 
The Spring Valley Water issues were firm in the face of the 
company rejecting the final offer of the municipality regarding 
the sale of the property. The indications are that the matter 
will be referred to the citizens to vote upon the price demanded. 
Alaska Packers led in consistent strength among the stocks, 
and sold over the 90 mark on the prospective season's catch, 
indications for which are excellent. The demand forour canned 
salmon in England and Australasia has taken a big increase, 
last year's demand scoring a big record. United R. R. 4's were 
steady under the increasing mileage earnings of the company. 
Nearly all the public utilities securities show firmness. Inves- 
tors, however, are not as busy as usual at this season of the year 
and appear to be holding off to get definite information on the 
course of the Democrats in handling the tariff problem. Drastic 
changes will naturally affect prices. A graduated reduction is 
expected. 



will be dropping stamps in the latter part of February, some de- 
lay having been caused by the winter storms. The directors ot 
Florence have temporarily closed down that property till their 
meeting in February, when they will discuss the problem of 
acquiring milling facilities. They report good milling ore on 
the 1,200, and will work it as soon as a mill can be found to 
handle it. The Comstocks remained in the dumps. The not- 
able event of the week there was the discharge of Superin- 
tendent Symmes by the Comstock Pumping Association and the 
appointment of Superintendent Welch in his place Charges 
were made that Symmes had expended some $700,000 of as- 
sessment money in trying to unwater the lower levels of the 
lode and had made no substantia^ results. A complete change 
of management was therefore decided on. 

Frederick Brock, of Halsey & Co., 
and Challon Parker of the Anglo 
and London Paris National Bank, 
went to Sacramento this week to 
advocate the bankers and brokers' case in the proposed new 
"Blue Sky" laws now before the Legislature. Their showing 



Local Stocks 
And Bonds. 



Hope to Modify 
"Blue Sky" Laws 



The market continued narrow and 
Local Mining slightly irregular, a flurry in Ophir 

Share Market. being the only stir to attract pass- 

ing attention. The price hit 31, and 
then sank slowly on light pressure. The Tonopahs continued 
fairly steady, on the excellent showing made by the mines, 
nearly all the old-timers now being in the producing class. The 
output for last week passed the $225,000 mark, and this, to- 
gether with the present high price of silver bullion, guarantees 
substantial balances in the treasuries of the companies. Two 
of them are now paying extra dividends quarterly. Manhat- 
tan Big Four is reported to be in excellent shape, both as re- 
gards ore and milling prospects. The new mill of the company 



PENINSULAR ESTATE 

FOR SALE 

Nearly 300 Acres 

Adjoining City limits of one of the best residential 
towns on the Peninsula. 

Less than 40 minutes' ride from the city. 

20 trains each way daily. 

5 minutes' auto ride from Station. 

Large independent water supply. 

Oak dotted hills in front with extended views 
of valley, bay and mountains. 

Beyond this is valley land and back hills, beau- 
tiful natural woods, romantic, picturesque and 
secluded, with private roadways, already con- 
structed. 

No place on the Peninsula better adapted for 
creating a beautiful country home than this. 

About one-half of this property capable of 
sub-division and quick sale now. 

For Further Particulars Apply to 

BALDWIN & HOWELL 

318-324 Kearny Street 



E. F. HUTTON & CO. 



490 California Street 
And St. Francis Hotel 



Tel. Douglas 2487 
Tel. Douglas 3982 



Members New York Stock Exchange Pioneer House 

Private Wire to Chicago and New York 
R. E. MULCAHY, Manager 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES 

Established 1858 

SUTRO &, CO. 

410 Montgomery Street 

Detailed Information in Regard to Any Security 
Will be Furnished Upon Request 

Members — The San Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange 



ANNUAL MEETING. 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 
The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Joshua Hendy 
Iron Works will be held at the office of the corporation. No. 75 Fremont 
street, San Francisco, California, on TUESDAY, the 11th day of February, 
1913, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing -a 
of Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of 
such other business as may come before the meeting. 

Chas, c. Gardner, Secretary. 
Office — No. 75 Fremont Street, San Francisco, Calif. 



February 1, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



17 



will be based on the draft of such laws recently made by a 
committee of the Investment Bankers' Association of America, 
a committee that made a careful and exhaustive study of the 
subject. The Investment Bankers' Association, though favoring 
a "blue sky" law, are on record as opposed to that form of the 
law that has been enacted in Kansas, because, so they claim, 
it has operated to stop the sale of genuine, legitimate, gilt- 
edged securities in that State, while admittedly it has checked 
fraudulent undertakings and the marketing of much worthless 
trash. Brock and Parker will endeavor to have all National, 
State and municipal bonds removed from the operation of the 
proposed statute; also all California public service corporation 
securities, since these must in any event be approved by the 
Railroad Commission, and all securities that the laws of the 
State specify as savings bank investments, for these again 
must be approved by the State Banking Department. In 
other words, they seek to eliminate a duplicate examination of 
such issues. 



Col. H. D. Loveland, a member of the Railroad Com- 
mission, is in receipt of a letter from George H. Maxwell, 
executive director of the National Reclamation Association, in 
which it is stated that the Newlands River Regulation Bill is 
to be amended to provide for $5,000,000 a year for ten years 
for reclamation in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, 
in California. Maxwell expresses his belief that the Bill will 
be passed by Congress, appropriating this sum for work in 
California. Mr. Maxwell writes: "I want to thank you for 
your interest in this great work, and to assure you that I am 
positive that we will succeed in accomplishing the passage of 
the Newlands River Regulation Bill through Congress, in a 
comparatively short time, and when that has been accom- 
plished California will be one of the largest beneficiaries under 
the bill, because it is proposed to amend it so as specifically 
to appropriate $5,000,000 a year for ten years for the Sacra- 
mento and San Joaquin Valleys, and $5,000,000 a year for ten 
years for the Colorado river valley." 



United Railroads of San Francisco closed 1912 with the 

best increase in gross and net earnings in its history, and also 
is in an excellent financial condition. With the refinancing 
arrangements already made and soon to be completed, the 
company will be entirely free from floating debt, and will have 
but its month to month obligations to care for. Gross earnings 
of the company, exclusive of other income, for December, av- 
eraged better than $24,000 a day. The increase in gross pas- 
senger earnings for last December was 8 1 2 per cent over those 
for December, 1911, and this was done on an increase in oper- 
ating expenses of a little more than. 2 per cent. For the year 
the increase in passenger receipts was a little more than 8 per 
cent over 1911, with an increase in operating expenses of 
about 3 per cent for the same time. Earnings per car mile of 
United Railroads are the highest in the country, with the 
exception of those of the street railway systems at Butte, 
Mon., and Schenectady, N. Y. The average for United Rail- 
roads is 41 cents per car mile, well above those of any other 
street car system in a large city. This extraordinary showinp 
comes about by reason of the peculiar conditions in San Fran- 
cisco street car traffic. 



PROPOSALS INVITED 
FOR ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF 

California Safe Deposit and Trust Company 

In the Following Named Properties: 
LOT 1— REAL ESTATE. 
Bank Block— Lot and improvements including safe deposit vaults south- 
east corner Montgomery and California streets, 68:9x137-6 
LOT 2— REAL ESTATE. 
Two-story frame residence of 10 rooms and bath. No. 2066 Central ave- 
nue, city of Alameda; lot 50x114 feet, 50 feet west from Willow street. 
LOT 3— REAL ESTATE. 
Lot southwest corner of Rose and Third streets, west 266x100 ft., West 
Berkeley. 

LOT 4— REAL ESTATE, ETC. 
All of the property of the Pacific Coast Investment Company, consisting 
of la), lot northeast line Eighth street. 68:9 northwest from Brannan 
street, thence northwest 68:9x275, San Francisco; (b). Note H. G. Layng 
lor $1,100, secured by 358 shares of San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal 
Company; (c), 120 shares Philippine Railway Company; (d), 510,000 
Philippine Railway Company 4 per cent bonds, subject to syndicate agree- 
ment. 

LOT 5— REAL ESTATE, ETC. 
All of the property of the West Coast Investment Company, consisting 
of: (a), lot south line of Jackson street. 137:6 west from Taylor street, 
thence west 137:6x137:6; also lot east line of Jones street. 53:1 south from 
Jackson street, thence south 24:6x137:6; (b), 550 shares capital stock of 
Carnegie Brick and Pottery Company; (c), 1,110 shares capital stock of 
San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal Company; (d). $51,000 1st mortgage 
5 per cent bonds of Central California Power Company; (e), $75,000. 6 per 
cent debentures of Central California Land Company. 

LOT 6— STOCKS, BONDS AND NOTES. 
All of the shares of stock, bonds and notes of the Garnegle Brick and 

Pottery Company and San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal C panv; im 

19,946 shares Carnegie Brick and Pottery Company; (b), 12, iarnegie 

Brick and Pottery Company 6 per cent bonds; (c), promissory note Car- 
ni fie Brick and Pottery Company, balance due f98.078.63 and Interest; (d), 

15,026 shares San Francis,,, and San Joaquin Coal C pany; (e), (315, 

San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal Company 6 per cent bonds; (f) 
promissory notes (2 loans), San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal Com- 
pany, balance due $124,851.41 and interest. 

LOT 7— STOCKS AND BONDS, 
(a), $1,600 City and County of San Francisco 3^4 percent streel bonds: 

lb), $90,000 Great Western Power Companj .". per cenl I la; Cc), 

shares Western Power C pany, preferred; (d) 10 si is Washington 

Irrigation Company: (e), 29,066 shares Western P Rallwaj Company; 

ii>. 8,000 shares Central California Traction Company. 
LOT 8— MINING STOCKS. 

37,000 shares Manhattan Dextei >.n. a( C iany; 6, Bullfrog; 96, 

Silver Creek; 16.000 Goldfield Kewanas ! QoldneW Sllvei Pick; 9,E 

Bend Extension; 11,100 Goldfield Great Bend; 15, rlginal Bull- 

rrog Mines Syndicate; 1.000 Jim Butler Ton 00 Greal 

laid Consolii A California, 

1.200 Goldfield Combination Fi 7 Dextei White Caps Mining 

Company; '.'.:: Dexter Union Mines Compi 

LOT 9— COURT JUDGMENTS. 
DeVaull &- Johnson, (1,036; Arthui p. p.. & Virginia 

■ LSSity, Peti rs, 049; J. it Maglnity, 

I Braner, $180; c. S. Dow.-. \\ ind G. H, Campbi II 

bull, $6S.",; John P.. Dahlgren, kilning Comp 

i.i Cement ami Lime Compan Chemical I 

pany. $57,216: A. J a (949; Stanlej Conti 

Beighle Trlppe, J::. 1 ■ i Bakei 

I (490; Allen 

Griffiths, $1,698; Thomas I., u I; A. D, 

Nash; 117,818; Union Paper Boa I 

■ ■•» Jung. $657: Allen Griffiths. $31,266; A M Bergevln, $2,831; D. D. 
$2,710; H. H. Vat Montgomery >.:;. s. J. Levy, 

Owe, W. G Scotl and G II i 
926; I.. E. Foster. $2,881: Chart i.. w I. Brenl 

Walter N. Gabriel. I 

LOT 10— PROMISSORY NOTES. 

s Aronson, 11,118; J W King Company, $1,984: m. \ R 

1,000. 
LOT 11— PROMISSORY NOTES UPON WHICH SUITS ARE NOW 
PENDING. 
John R. Aiikt-n, $771; \ 
P II. Bosworth, 1790; II B $47,487; Emllle and I B. I. 

John W. But 

I.. Dunn, ■ 

1 I 

i i ' $61; W 

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San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1913. 



(Continued from Page 15.) 

ARRIVALS. 

BROWN. — Mr. and Mrs. Davenport Brown, of Philadelphia are guests at 
the Fairmont. 

COOPER.— Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cooper of Seattle are at the Hotel St. 
Francis. They have been visiting in New York, Chicago, the Southern 
States and Los Angeles, and will remain in the city about ten days 
before returning home. 

CROCKER.— Mrs. Henry Crocker and Miss Marian Crocker, who have 
been in New York for most of the winter, are again occupying their 
handsome home in town. 

DOUGLAS.— Mrs. Mary Woods Douglas, of Stockton, is spending several 
days in this city, and is a guest at the St. Francis Hotel. 

FORBIS.— Miss Geraldine Forbis, the attractive daughter of Major and 
Mrs. Philip Wales, has returned from her visit in New York. Balti- 
more and Virginia. 

FICKERT. — Mrs Charles Fickert has returned from Santa Barbara, where 
she recently spent a week at the Potter. 

FORD. — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ford have arrived from New York, where 
they spent i week on their arrival from Europe, and are at the Miller 
home in Pacific avenue. 

HOBART. — Mrs. Hannah Williams Hobart has returned from New York, 
where she spent the Christmas holidays with her children, and is visit- 
ing her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lilley, in 
their home in San Rafael. 

MORROW. — Judge and Mrs. W. W. Morrow have returned from the East, 
and are at their home in San Rafael. 

NEWHALL. — William Mayo Newhall has returned from Paso Robles, 
where he spent several days. 

SHARPE. — Among the arrivals on the transport Sherman from Manila 
was Mrs. Herman Granville Sharpe. 

STERNE. — Mrs. E. C. Sterne, sister of Mrs. Anson P. Hotaling, Jr., is 
here from Washington visiting at the Hotaling home. 

THERIOT. — Ferdinand Theriot has returned from Santa Barbara, where 
he spent several days at the Potter. 

THOMPSON. — A recent arrival from New York is Mrs. Bradford Thomp- 
son, who is at the St. Francis for a several months' stay. 

WHITNEY. — Mrs. J. Parker Whitney has come up from Del Monte, 
where she has resided for the last four months, and has taken the 
Alexander Wilson apartment at the St. Regis. 

WHITTELL. — Mr. and Mrs. George Whittell are back in San Francisco 
after a trip to New York. 

WOODRUFF. — General and Mrs. C. A. Woodruff have returned from their 
Eastern tour, and have taken a suite at the Hotel Victoria. 
DEPARTURES. 

BERTOLETTE. — Mrs. Bertolette has returned to Monterey, after a visit 
of several weeks with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Fink, at their home on Green street. 

COOK. — Mrs. Peter Cook, of Rio Vista, accompanied by her son, Peter, 
Jr., and by her niece, Miss Lucretia McNear, is en route to Chicago 
and New York to visit her relatives and friends. 

GIBSON. — Miss Grace Gibson leaves for Coronado during the early part 
of February, to spend several weeks with her aunt, Mrs. R. G. Dill- 
worth. 

HOLMES. — Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Holmes have left for Honolulu to be away 
two months or s«. 

KING. — Mrs. Claude King has sailed for Honolulu to join Mr. King there 
on his return voyage from the Orient. 

MAILLARD. — Mr. and Mrs. John W. Maillard, accompanied by Miss Kate 
Peterson, are en route East, the former to visit Mr. and Mrs. Temple 
Bridgman, and the latter to go to Canada to be a guest of relatives. 

McGREGOR. — Mr. and Mrs. James A. McGregor departed Wednesday for 
New York, to be gone a month. 

OLDENDORF. — Mrs. Jessie B. Oldendorf. one of the navy brides of the 
past year, has gone to San Diego to be near Mr. Oldendorf. who is 
stationed there. 

SABIN. — Mrs. John I. Sabin has returned to her home in Los Altos, after 
having passed a fortnight as the guest of her son-in-law and daugh- 
ter. Dr. and Mrs. Redmond Payne, in this city. 

SPRECKELS. — Mr. and Mrs. C. Augustus Spreckels left Spnday for the 
South and East. In New York they will be met by Mr. and Mrs. 
Spencer Eddy. 

STURGIS. — Captain Edward Sturgis has left for his station in Arizona. 
Mrs. Sturgis will remain for several weeks longer with her mother, 
Mrs. Montgomery. 

TALBOT. — Mrs. Amy Talbot and Miss Amyllta Talbot, who have been 
passing the winter at the Hotel Granada, departed Tuesday for 
Washington, D. C. where they will remain until the summer. 

VOLKMANN. — Mrs. George F. Volkmann and Miss Johanna Volkmann 
will leave in March for Germany, returning in the fall. 

VON SCHROEDER. — Miss Edith von Schroeder has returned to the von 
Schroeder ranch in San Luis Obispo after having passed several days 
in this city as the guest of friends. 

INTIMATIONS. 

BERTHEAU. — Miss Helen Bertheau is the guest of the Misses Janet and 
Edith van Schroeder at Eagles' Ranch, San Luis^ Obispo County. 

BRYANT. — Mrs. A. W. Bryant has been spending several days in Santa 
Monica as the guest of Mrs. John P. Jones. 

CLOMAN. — Major and Mrs. Sydney Cloman have returned to their apart- 
ments in this city after having spent several days in Burlingame as the 
guests of friends. 

COTTMAN. — Admiral and Mrs. Cottman have returned to Bremerton af- 
ter a visit of several weeks here and at Mare Island. 



CORYELL. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coryell came up from Menlo last week 

and spent several days in town. 

COX. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cox will occupy a In-nse at Green and Fill- 
more streets after the first of the month. 

DOLPH— Mrs. Augusta Dolph of Portland is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jos. 
B. Coryell for a few weeks on her journey en route to Paris. 

EDDY.— Colonel and Mrs. R. A. Eddy, the latter the mother of Mrs. Bruce 
B. Bonney and of George Lewis, leave soon for Paris, after a visit 
with their friends in this city. 

ELLICOTT.— Mrs. John Ellicott and Miss rrisciUa Ellicott have taken 
possession of an attractive residence in Vallejo, and are frequently 
entertaining friends from the navy yard and town. 

HOFFACKER.— Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hoffaker have moved into the resi- 
dence formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Atholl McBean in Steiner 
street. 

HORST. — Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Horst have rented an attractive residence 
in Mill Valley, and will spend much of the summer there. 

HUMPHREY. — Captain "and Mrs. C. B. Humphrey, who were formerly 
stationed at San Francisco, have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. Clar- 
ence Breeden at Burlingame. 

HUNT. — Miss Floride Hunt is in Washington, a guest of Judge and Mrs. 
William Hunt, and is participating In all of the debutante affairs of 
the younger set. 

JUDIS. — Mrs. Alphonse Judis and her son Frank are now in Cairo, after 
a pleasant trip on the Continent. 

KOHL. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kohl, who have been at the Fairmont, 
have given up their apartments there and are occupying their house 
in San Mateo. 

LE BRETON. — Mr. Albert J. Le Breton is now in New York, where he 
will probably remain for several weeks, putting up at the Hotel 
Wolcott. 

MAGEE. — Mrs. DeLos Magee, who left here in I "etember, is now in Lon- 
don, and will leave shortly for Paris to continue her operatic studies 
with De Reszke. 

MARYE. — Mr. and Mrs. George Marye and their niece. Miss Esther More- 
land, who had planned to come to California for part of the winter 
and spring, have decided to remain in the East. 

McCALLA. — Mrs. Bowman McCalla and her daughter, Miss Stella Mc- 
Calla, who left several months ago for the East, have been visiting 
Mrs. Arthur MacArthur and Mrs. Dudley Knox, who are at present 
in Washington. 

MILTON.— Friends of Admiral and Mrs. John B. Milton will be delighted 
to learn that they have decided to make San Francisco their home and 
will arrive here in the spring. 

OXNARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard, Miss Marion Zeile, Miss Ruth 
Zeile and Miss Ruth Winslow are now in Cairo after a journey through 
Spain. 

SHIELS. — Dr. and Mrs. J. Wilson Shiels and their niece, Miss Sara 
Shiels. who have been at Del Monte for several days, are now at Paso 
Robles. 

SMEDBERG.— Captain and Mrs. Wm. R. Smedberg, who have been living 
at the Presidio of Monterey for the past year, will soon leave for 
Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 

SPERRY. — Mrs. James Sperry will leave in the spring for Europe. She 
will visit her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Car- 
rigan, at their home in Lyons, France. 

SPLIVALO. — Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Splivalo have taken a house in Union 
street, where they will be for the next two years. 

SYMMES. — Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Symmes have returned to their home 
in Berkeley, after having passed the week-utid as the guests of the 
latter's parents. Mr. ami Mrs. Albert Mortimer Whittle, in Mill Valley. 

SWEENEY. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sweeney have taken possession of 
their new home on Broadway, and are entertaining there in an In- 
formal way. 

TREAKOR. — Miss Edith Treanor will leave tor Europe in March, accom- 
panying Mr. and Mrs. George Volkmann and Miss Johanna Volkmann 
on the trip they have planned to all the interesting places on the 
Continent. 

WEAVER. — Ensign and Mrs. Frank Weaver are established in their new 
home at Mare Island. 

WHEELER. — Dr. and Mrs. LYnjamin Ide Wheeler have returned to their 
home in Berkeley, after a fortnight's visit to Del Monte. 



DELTA BARGAIN 

3200 Acres Delta Land 
Price $97 Per Acre 

Land Will Pay $20 to $25 Cash Rental 
Per Acre Annually 

A. M. ROSENSTIRN 

MILLS BUILDING. S. F. 



... Phone Douglas 601 

MARTIN ARONSOHN 

NOTARY PUBLIC AND PENSION ATTORNEY 

All Legal Papers Drawn up Accurately 
217 Montgomery St., Above Bush San Francisco, Cal. 



February 1, 1913. 



and California Advertiser 



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VALERIE ALLISONS IDEA OF THE WORLD. 
And How One ( an Be So Easily Wronged With Lying Tongues. 

A News Letter representative interviewed Mrs. Valerie Alli- 
son this week for the purpose of learning the cause of cancel- 
lation of the "Winter Fete." Mrs. Allison's views are worthy of 
publication : 

"I think a liar is the worst thing in the world, and there 
should be some means to stop them from wagging, as they have 
caused many a woman's downfall. I am indeed in sympathy 
with all widows and women who are alone in the world, without 
funds and friends, and unprotected. I have now for the first 
time had the experience for one week, since my husband is ill 
in Los Angeles. All women are not like me, who would put 
up a hard fight for my honor and reputation. I, for one, will 
demand protection from the evil things the newspapers have 
been foolish enough to print without hearing the other side of 
the case. 

"We all know well enough that people in this world are selfish 
and jealous of the success of others. I simply tried to help my 
husband after his illness with typhoid last year. 

"When my husband left the city, the St. Francis Hotel 
thought they probably would not be paid, not knowing of his 
sudden illness. 

"They did make it most unpleasant for me. The papers even 
went so far as to insinuate that I did not write my playlets, 
when I had worked so hard on them, sitting up very often writ- 
ing until daylight. Still I am not like some foolish women to 
say: 'What is the use?' I now intend to make a harder fight 
to make good. 

"You ask me what I have written? Well, one of my playlets 
is called 'The Light of the Island;' another, 'Society Burglar;' 
also 'The Question,' that is not like the 'Common Law.' An- 
other called 'The Coincidence,' and 'La Verve,' and 'The Blind 
Boy and His Sister.' Last, but not least, two beautiful panto- 
mime acts, one called 'The Sultan,' the other 'The Face in the 
Water.' 

"I busy myself with playing and writing in place of sitting in 
cafes and tea rooms gossiping about people who are none of 
my business. 

"My advice is, let the world live its way, and I will live mine, 
without interfering or trying to crush the ambition of other peo- 
ple. From now on I intend to play and help my own sex. 

"I see now how women should be protected against evil 
minds and wagging tongues. I never realized how so many 
would try to keep a woman down, even though she be an 
actress. 

"If the people in the world would try to help one another in- 
stead of believing everything they hear, there would not be 
so many unfortunate women in the world. I for one am a fallen 
woman's friend because it is hard to battle alone. 

"This is not going to be my last attempt. I intend to play 
what I have written — good or bad — for benefits as well as the 
profession. 

"If I can be of any assistance to any good cause, why not? I 
want my life to be worth while and not wasted. 

"You say you heard I was writing a book? Yes, I am, and 
I have done it simply out of what I have seen and heard in 
hotels. You ask me the name. Well, it is "Not Always the 
Way Things Look that Make it So.' I am glad you like it. What 
am I going to do in my next act? I have had so many things 
offered, I am really puzzled as yet." 

The News Letter will have more to say in its next interview. 



Dr. Alfred E. Regensberger, the well known dermatolo- 
gist and physician, will leave this city in April for New York. 
After a short stay there, the doctor will go to Europe, visiting 
Paris, Italy and Vienna. While in Europe he will attend the 
Medical Congress, returning about August. Dr. Regensberger 
has made a number of trips abroad, but always manages to ab- 
sorb new and bright ideas of the foreign profession to the ad- 
vantage of his patients. 



BEYOND. 

Our eyes have wings on which our spirits fly 
To farthest edge of some far-reaching plain, 
Or to the hills upon whose summits reign 

The gods — eternal sentinels 'twixt earth and sky. 

But out beyond the range of mortal sight, 
Far out beyond the desert's curving rim, 
High up above the mountain's outlines dim 

Lies all the soul would compass in its flight. 

The flowering beauty of the summer day, 

The pungent sweetness which a vagrant breeze 
Wafts to the senses, do but stir and tease 

The fancy, in its restive course, to stray. 

Dear heart, the rose of our to-day but yields 
A perfumed promise of Elysian fields 
Where love and laughter dwell, and sorrow dies; 
There I shall read Life's meaning in your eyes. 

— Pauline Brooks Quinton in Harper's. 



A travelling Methodist clergyman, Rev. Harry F. Ward, 

has asserted that San Francisco is a pagan city. Dr. Ward is 
touring the country on a mission of investigation for a branch 
of the Methodist church. He bases his denunciation on the 
ground that the ministers are preaching to empty pews. Dr. 
Ward should know that he is living in the twentieth century 
when men and women think for themselves and do not require 
the paid services of a clergyman to tell them what to do and 
where to go. San Francisco is filled with the brightest and 
best minds to be met with anywhere on earth, no city excepted. 
People are tired of the old, old story served to them for 2000 
years in the same old way. While they acknowledge the life 
of the Master as their ideal and as the one to pattern their lives 
by, yet the man who takes his family to the green fields and 
woods and cleanses his thoughts and actions from all unclean- 
ness does more to fulfill the command of the humble Nazarene 
than the publican who chants a fervoured Amen within four 
brick walls. Native San Franciscans bear the stains thrown 
at them by men of punitive minds. Eastern visitors will pass 
hurriedly through the city without knowing anything about it, 
without meeting representative men and women, and .will base 
their opinion on knowledge gained from some irresponsible 
guide looking for a fee, who stands on the running gear of a 
rubber neck wagon. People in this city do attend Sabbath 
services, where the minister is sufficiently enterprising to en- 
lighten those who desire information. 



St Valentine's Day Comes February 14th. — Don't for- 
get her this year. Send a dainty Paper or Satin Heart-Shaped 
Valentine Box filled with candies. Geo. Haas & Sons' Four 
Candy Stores. 



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Chops, Steaks. Game. Salads, Fish. 
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February 1, 1913. 



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(Continued from Page 11.) 

Carolina White. — At the Columbia Theatre Sunday night, 
February 2nd, lovers of things musical will have another op- 
portunity of enjoying the wonderful art of Carolina White, 
leading dramatic soprano of the Chicago Grand Opera Com- 
pany, and Theodora Sturkow Ryder, the splendid pianist and 
accompanist. The impression both beautiful women made at 
Scottish Rite Hall on Wednesday night was a most indelible 
one, and if given a reception in keeping with their excellence 
the Columbia Theatre Sunday night will house a capacity 
audience. Seats will be on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co. until 
Sunday, at which time they may be had at the box office of the 
Columbia Theatre. 

* * * 

San Francisco Orchestra. — The San "Francisco Orchestra will 
give the tenth symphony concert of the regular season at the 
Cort Theatre this Friday afternoon, at 3 :15 o'clock. 

Under the capable direction of John de P. Teller, chorus 
master, and Conductors Paul Steindorff and Henry Hadley, re- 
hearsals have been in progress for the past two months in the 
preparation of the program for this concert, which is to include 
two choral works : Massenet's "Eve," and Henry Hadley's "In 
Music's Praise." Massenet's "Eve," which is programmed as 
a mystery in three parts, will be given for the first time in San 
Francisco. Mr. Paul Steindorff will conduct "Eve" and will 
have as soloists, Mrs. Orrin Kipp McMurray, the possessor of 
a truly beautiful soprano voice; R. M. Battison, tenor, who is 
well and favorably known as the tenor soloist of the First Uni- 
tarian Church, and the Temple Emanu-El; and Mr. Harold 
Pracht, baritone, who is known as the possessor of a baritone 
voice of bell-like clearness, capable of filling th'e largest of 
houses. 

The chorus, of approximately 250 voices, represents the best 
vocal material on both sides of the bay, the Musical Associa- 
tion announcing that they wish to express their thanks for the 
valuable assistance of the Cecelia Choral Club, The San Fran- 
' cisco ChoTal Society, the Wednesday Morning Chorus, the 
Treble Cleff Club of San Francisco, and the Bohemian Club 
Chorus. 

The performance of these two choral works in the concert 
of Sunday afteroon closes the regular season of the San Fran- 
cisco Orchestra. The supplementary season of six symphony 
concerts to be given at the Cort Theatre are announced for 
Friday afternoons, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, 
and Sunday afternoon, March 9th. 

Season tickets for the supplementary season will remain on 
sale at the Sutter Street Box Office of Sherman Clay & Co. 
until Saturday evening, February 1st. The single seat sale 
will open on Monday morning, February 3d. Seats for all 
concerts of the San Francisco Orchestra may be secured at the 
Sutter Street Box Office of Sherman Clay & Co., Kohler & 
Chase, and the Cort Theatre. 

The soloist for next Saturday's Music Matinee at Kohler & 
Chase Hall will be Mrs. Zilpha Ruggles Jenkins, soprano, one 
of the most popular and most efficient concert artists in Cali- 
fornia. Mrs. Jenkins possesses a beautiful, clear and well 
modulated soprano voice, and she sings with a vigor and musi- 
cal taste well adapted to concert purposes. Next Saturday 
afternoon Mrs. Jenkins will sing the well known "Ballatella" 
from Pagliacci and also songs by Harris and Chadwick. There 
will be several delightful works interpreted on the Pianola 
Player Piano and the Aeolian Pipe Organ. Among these are 
especially noteworthy compositions by Wieniawski, Massanet, 
Lack and Saint-Saens. The complete program will be : Valse 
Op. 30 No. 2 (Wieniawski), The Pianola Player Piano; Balla- 
tella from Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Mrs. Jenkins, accompanied 
with the Pianola Piano; Meditation from Thais (Massenet), 
Idilio (Lack), The Pianola Piano; Hill o' Skye (Harris), Be- 
fore the Dawn (Chadwick) , Mrs. Jenkins, accompanied with 
the Pianola Piano; Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens), The Aeolian 
Pipe Organ. 



Mrs. Langtry (Lady de Bathe) was the guest of honor 

at a brilliant banquet given by Signor and Signora Fulloni at 
Techau Tavern last Tuesday evening. On Sunday, Mr. and 
Mrs. C. Grunauer entertained fifty relatives and friends, all 
wealthy Jewish society people, at a silver wedding banquet, 
followed by dancing, at Techau Tavern. Mrs. Grunauer is a 
sister of Mr. Herman Liebes, founder of the well-known fur 
house of H. Liebes & Co. Mrs. Sam Crim entertained forty- 
two society ladies at bridge, last Wednesday, at the Tavern, 
a most elaborate affair. 



A lecture on Christian Science will be given in Dream- 
land Rink, Steiner Street, between Post and Sutter Streets, at 
3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, by Willis F. Gross, C. S. B., 
member of the Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church, 
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass. The 
lecture is under the auspices of Fourth Church of Christ, Sci- 
entist, in San Francisco, Cal., and the public is cordially in- 
vited to be present. The admission is free, and no collection 
will be taken. 



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and California Advertiser 



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By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The question has been asked : Why should an automobile 
owner be forced to carry a number on his car and pay a State 
license tax for the use, presumably, of the streets and highways 
in the State, and the owner of a horse-driven vehicle should be 
allowed the same privileges without being forced to comply 
with laws the same as the motor car owner ? 

The theory has been advanced that the motor car does more 
damage to the highways and streets than the horse-driven vehi- 
cle. That this is a theory and not an actual fact has been 
proved by experience, as a well built road, well kept and ex- 
clusively used by motor cars, has proved to last fully as long, 
if not longer, than similar roads used by horse-driven vehicles, 
before the advent of the motor car. 

The deterioration in the roads of to-day is not hastened ex- 
clusively by the motor car. It is a combination of both horse 
and automobile that causes, the destruction. The iron-shod 
hoofs of the horse pulverize the surface of roads, which is dis- 
placed and sucked up by the fast-moving motor car. The 
original damage is done by the horse. 

One has but to follow over a recently sprinkled road to ap- 
preciate this fact. It will be seen at this time that the road 
contains indentations, holding water, the size of the hand and 
greater. These holes are not to be found all over the road sur- 
face. The great majority are found where the main travel ex- 
ists, and in the center the distance apart of these holes shows 
the stride of the horse. It shows where the iron-shod hoofs 
■have pulverized the surface, and where the oncoming automo- 
bile has drawn up this pulverization. 

There was a time not long ago when the motor car owner was 
in the minority, but that time has passed, and the amount of 
invested interest and the number of cars used has placed the 
automobile on a plane where it commands equal consideration 
with the horse-drawn vehicle. 

It is not justice to ask the owner of a motor car to pay a 
license, and the owner of a horse-driven vehicle to be exempt; 
it is not justice to require a motor car owner to carry a num- 
ber for identification, and the owner of a horse-driven vehicle 
to be exempt; it is not justice to ask the owner of a motor car 
to carry lights ahead and astern, and the owner of a horse- 
driven vehicle to be exempt. 

The horse to-day does as much damage in the combination of 
horse and automobile using the highways as does the motor car. 
Hence, while the Senators and Assemblymen are planning laws 
at Sacramento to place an extra burden on the ownership of a 
motor car, presumably to increase the income to pay to build 
and upkeep roads, there is no just reason why the same laws 
should not apply to the owner of horse-driven vehicles. 

The fact that the owner of an automobile is presumed to have 
more of this world's goods than the owner of a horse-driven 
vehicle is a thing that should not be considered in the making 
of laws. The rise of one man as compared to another is not 
to be governed by his position or wealth, for if such a mode of 
procedure be followed, it will mean class legislation. 

The owner of a motor car pays his taxes on his automobile 
just the same as man pays his taxes on his horse and wagon, 
and there is no just reason why the former should be required 
to pay a license for the use of the same and the latter to be ex- 
empt. The fact that one is a self-propelled vehicle and the 
other an animal-drawn conveyance, is no ground for this dis- 
crimination. 

The police authorities have seen fit to use the numbers of 
automobiles as a means of enforcing the law; that is. police 
officers have warned owners of automobiles for the first in- 
fraction of laws and ordinances, taking the number of their 
vehicle, which has been given to those of the force as a means 
of identification, so that in case of a second infraction the 
offender must be arrested. 

How many times does the driver of a horse-drawn vehicle 



disobey the laws and ordinances, and proceeds on with merely 
a warning, and practically the only time he is brought to justice 
is when he over-steps the bounds in an aggravated degree. 
Why should the motor car owner be singled out in this case for 
more watchfulness on the part of the authorities than the 
other ? 

Every moving vehicle — and in fact every vehicle on the high- 
way — should be required to carry lights ahead and astern. The 
fact that the law requires the automobilist to pay a license as 
well as personal property tax, should give him a right to de- 
mand every possible protection. Most of the accidents at night 
in which the horse-drawn vehicle and a motor car have been 
involved have been caused by the fact that the horse-drawn 
vehicle carried no lights; that the presence of the horse-drawn 
vehicle was not realized until too late. It is a certainty that a 
driver of a motor car is not going to run into any obstruction 
or other vehicle if for nothing more than self-protection. 
Hence, when he has collided with a horse-drawn vehicle, it is a 
certainty that he has come on it so suddenly that he has been 
unable to prevent a collision. If at the time when the law was 
first enacted, that section which requires head-lights and tail- 
lights on an automobile had also been applied to horse-drawn 
vehicles, there is no question but that to-day many people would 
be enjoying life who have been killed. 

The present trouble with the situation is, that the majority of 
automobile owners are men of interests, whose time is so valu- 
able in business that the demands of the moment make it im- 
possible for them to set their interests aside to fight this un- 
just legislation, with the result that they have been the target 
for the scheming politician to raise taxes which can be spent in 
part for the furtherance of political power. 

What California needs at the present time is a good, strong 
automobile association at the head of which are big, broad- 
shouldered, broad-gauged men. Men who can fight for the 
interests of the motorists when such unjust legislation is pro- 
posed. This will not be possible, however, until the motor car 
owners are banded together in a body to fight politically, to 
fight not on party lines, but to fight every politician or party 
which sanctions or proposes unjust legislation upon motor car 
owners. The time is coming when the motor car owner will 
have to forget political party affiliations, and to vote to protect 
the vested interest in motor cars, interest in building better 
highways, and proper upkeep, and to demand justice and a 
proper consideration from public service, either from the legis- 
lative end of the government or that department which enforces 
the laws of the land. 

9 • • 

Twenty-nine Governors have named delegates to represent 
their States in the second Federal Aid Good Roads Convention 
called by the American Automobile Association, to take place 
in Washington, D. C, March 6th and 7th. Correspondence with 
the executives in the remaining States indicates that the repre- 
sentation may cover the entire forty-eight commonwealths. The 




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San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1913. 



volume of inquiry pouring in upon the A. A. A. at its National 
headquarters gives convincing evidence that the people of 
every section of the country are aroused to the necessity of 
having the National government do its part in building and 
maintaining the highways, and the indications are that the at- 
tendance at the forthcoming convention will be twice as large 
as at the first convention a year ago, and that it will be the most 
important gathering of good roads people ever held in this 

country. 

» • • 

Four features of comparatively recent development have 
done more to increase the number of driver-owners of motor 
cars than any other group or combination of things has ever 
done. 

All of these are things which greatly increase the convenience 
of operating a car. The one which goes farthest in this direc- 
tion without coubt is the self-starter. Thus the bother of hand 
cranking is done away with; it isn't necessary to step into a 
slushy or snowy street or a muddy road to start the motor. The 
self-starter is increasing the number of women drivers, too, 
because the average woman has not the strength to crank a 
motor. 

Along with many of the self-starters, an electric generator 
is supplied, and thus there is no stopping to light the lamps 
when night falls. On cars not supplied with a generator and 
using gas lamps, an automatic lighter can be fitted. By this, 
the gas lamps are lighted by the pressure of a button, which 
causes a spark over the burner. 

Demountable rims and wheels remove the last objection many 
men have had to driving their own cars. In case of tire trouble, 
the flat tire and its rim are easily removed, and the inflated 
"spare" and its rim mounted on the wheel. There is no neces- 
sity to struggle with a casing rusted to the rim, or to pump up 
the tire after the new tube has been inserted. Manufacturers 
are turning in the right direction in taking advantage of the 
convenience afforded by these accessory devices. The princi- 
pal development of the motor car in future — at least until some 
revolutionary mechanical advances are made, will be along 
these lines. 

• • • 

Most of the big motor car factories, and many of the smaller 
ones, have announced that their 1913 production will be a 
largely increased one if they are to supply the demand that is 
ahead. 

And, of course, it is to be expected that truck manufacturers 
will be put to it to handle the rush of business that will pile up 
on them during the year. Because the utility of the gasoline 
car is pretty well established by this time, both in the pleasure 
and commercial end of the business. 

So it is safe to hazard the prediction that 1913 will be far and 
away the biggest year that motor-driven vehicles have ever 
had. This year the motorcycle will be more prominent. 

In 1912, something like 50,000 of the "two-wheelers" passed 
into the hands of riders; and motorcycle authorities estimate 
that three times that figure will be somewhere near the number 
sold this year. 

Those who hark back a few short years see in the motorcycle 
situation a replica of motor car growth, with the possibilities 

of infinitely greater, of course, because of the bigger market. 

* * * 

For the first time in the history of motoring an organized 
tour participated in by the automobile manufacturers will cross 
the snow-clad Rockies and the steep Sierra Nevadas. Up to 
the present time Denver has marked the Western terminus of 
any organized tour. It has remained for the progressive auto- 
mobile manufacturers of the great State of Indiana to even at- 
tempt such a feat. 

The Indiana Automobile Manufacturers' Association will 
conduct its annual tour over the route to be selected by the 
National executive committee for the coast to coast stone high- 
way proposed by Carl G. Fisher and James A. Allison, of In- 
dianapolis, a distance of approximately 2,500 miles. This rock 
road will be built with money obtained from the automobile and 
accessory manufacturers of the United States. 

Indiana as a State stands second in the manufacture of auto- 
mobile pleasure cars, and with the season ending July 1, 1913, 
the more than forty manufacturers of pleasure and commercial 
vehicles will have marketed their product to the United States 
and the world, exceeding in valuation more than $50,000,000. 



Proper lubrication is one of the most important factors in 
the economical upkeep of an automobile, and this can only be 
obtained through the use of the right kind of lubricating oil. 
The owner who has not had long experience in handling motor 
cars is generally at a loss to know what he should buy, and the 
only way he can get this information is generally from the ex- 
perience of others. Henry D. McCoy, manager of the Chans- 
lor and Lyon Company, has just received a copy of a letter 
by L. Joe Oilier of Los Angeles to B. S. Terry, president of 
the Harris Oil Company. Oilier says : "Referring further to 
our conversation, I am glad to have an opportunity to tell you 
of my high regard for Harris oils, and also of the splendid suc- 
cess we have secured from the use of the same. 

"During the past three years we have made very exhaustive 
tests of all characters and classes of oils that have been recom- 
mended to us by the various producers and refineries, and must 
say that we have found Harris oil the most satisfactory of 
them all. 

"I am not at all familiar with the character of oils now being 
used by the various branches of our corporation, but I can 
assure you that I have never failed to try to impress on the 
different branch managers that the best interests of our cars 
are served by using Harris oil, as I am satisfied that in the use 
of this oil much motor trouble is eliminated, and it prolongs 
the life of all parts in the motors of all automobiles." 
* * * 

Motor car owners are demanding more than a salesroom from 
the tire manufacturers. The large number of motor car users 
in California has just caused many of the tire branches to put 
in service stations. 

The Fisk Rubber and Tire Company which some time ago 
erected a permanent and elaborate home on the upper part of 
Van Ness avenue, has just completed the installation of its 
service station. There has always been a service station con- 
nected with the branch, but until recently it was not perfected 
to the satisfaction of coast manager, R. B. Pratt. 
» • * 

Directors of the R-C-H corporation elected the following 
officers: President and treasurer, J. F. Hartz; vice-president, 
R. C. Hupp; secretary, C. P. Seider. 

Peyton R. Janney, formerly of the General Motors Company, 
and with a record both in the manufacturing and sales end of 
the automobile business, became general manager of the R-C- 
H. corporation on Jan. 1. Fred R. Bump continues as assistant 
general manager. 

At the present time the R-C-H has orders booked from 

dealers in America from more than 15,000 cars, while dealers 

in 42 foreign countries have placed orders for 1,200. 
* * * 

Edward E. Beidleman, of Harrisburg, Pa., elected to the 
State Senate in the recent campaign, attributes a large portion 
of his success to the Oakland car, which he used on his cam- 
paign tour through his district. Beidleman did practically all 
his campaigning with his car, travelling over the roads of the 
interior part of the State, he says, with greater despatch and 
comfort than he could have done in any other way; in fact, 
reaching points inaccessible by train. 

R. B. Kayser who recently has been connected with the Bos- 
ton and Chicago branches of one of the leading cars in the 
East, has joined the selling force of the Oakland Motor Com- 
pany, and will be located in this city. Kayser's extensive ex- 
perience with the motor cars makes him a valuable acquisition 

to the coast branch house. 

» » • 

The Knox Automobile Company has just issued a most at- 
tractive and instructive catalogue of the Knox-Martin Tractor. 
It is full of most desirable information to the man who has to 
transport heavy and exceedingly bulky loads of freight. It 
shows conclusively the great advantages to be obtained by the 
Tractor over the ordinary means of handling freight. Samuel 
L. Crim, the head of the Reliance automobile company, local 
agents for the Knox-Martin Tractor, who is issuing the cata- 
logues here, in speaking of the Tractor says : 

"The Knox-Martin solves several problems that confronted 
the motor truck designer. The problem of cushioning the 
shock which the engine and transmission receive from the sud- 
den start or stop of the five to eight ton weight of the truck and 
the load is yet unsolved with the ordinary motor truck design." 



February 1, 1913. 



and Califomk Advertiser 



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The advance in price of Pennsylvania crude oil during the 
last twelve months has brought refiners who market lubricating 
oils produced in the Pennsylvania field face to face with a 
serious situation. According to oil men in this city, the price 
per barrel at the Pennsylvania wells has advanced in that 
period from $1.35 to $2.05. Up to the present time the result 
has been a loss to refiners only, as the price of their output has 
remained stationary. 

Pacific Coast representatives of the refiners received word 
recently, however, that the limit had been reached, and that the 
wholesale price of the refined product had been advanced. 

"The consumers are not affected by this situation so far as 
we are concerned," declared George P. Moore, Pacific Coast 
representative of the New York Lubricating Oil Company, 
makers of Monogram oil. "It makes no difference to the auto- 
mobile owner or any other user of our oils. It is merely a 
business situation between the refiners and their agents and 

distributors." 

• • • 

"Tires are a source of expense," says W. D. Newerf, Miller 
tire agent for the Pacific Coast, "and the thousands just joining 
the army of motorists should be told how to take care of these 
tires. 

"Rubber naturally will wear out, but with proper treatment a 
tire will give thousands of miles more service than the tire 
that is run soft and abused generally. In the first place, it is 
not necessary to inflate your tires to the full pressure indicated 
on a tire. For instance, if the manufacturer advises 80 pounds, 
70 pounds will usually be found sufficient, but the important 
point is to keep 70 at all times. Do not have 80 one week and 
40 the next. 

"If you cut your tire, take the first opportunity to put some 
rubber gum in the cut. Do not permit your tires to stand in oil, 
as that will rot the rubber." 

• * » 

The Buick Motor Company of Flint, Michigan, has just 
issued its 1913 catalogue. From an artistic standpoint it is one 
of the handsomest issued this season, and from the standpoint 
of the buyer, is most interesting, as from cover to cover it con- 
tains some very valuable information. 

The four page center sheet contains a picture of the Buick 
plant showing in detail the large area covered by imposing 
structures. The two covers bring out in artistic coloring a pic- 
ture of a touring party climbing a steep grade at a speed for 

which the Buick has always been noted. 

• » • 

Mr. Horace D. Pillsbury has just received the first Packard 
"38" landaulet. This car has the new Packard central control 
board, which enables the driver to operate the lights, carburetor, 
self-starter, ignition and horn by electric buttons. It has left- 
hand drive and has the new electric self-starter. It is specially 
painted in